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Addressing Challenges and Growing Opportunities for the Forestry Sector in 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) is focused on providing long term value to forestry investments in the state and the nation. GFA President & CEO Andres Villegas provides an update on the economic and political factors that are impacting the American forestry economy and how GFA is focused on addressing those issues through advocacy efforts at the state and federal level and by providing forest business leaders with key insights and information needed to position forestry investments for success.

Communicating in Historic Times

If you want to communicate about big changes, there are best practices to consider. We’ll also take time to hear what’s on the community’s mind when it comes to communications. What communication challenges are you thinking through? What communication breakthroughs have you seen recently that you want to share and replicate?

The Science and Practice of Managing Forests in Cities

The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities. Urban natural areas are critical as refugia, protecting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change all while contributing to the health and wellbeing of nearby residents. However, natural areas are threatened by development as city populations grow, and are susceptible to invasive plants and fragmentation all of which can lead to a decline in forest health and the benefits they can provide. In this webinar, Sarah Charlop-Powers and Dr.

COVID-19 & Sustainability Discussion: Recap & Reflection

This group discussion, facilitated by AASHE’s Executive Director, Meghan Fay Zahniser, was guided by these questions:

  • How are you continuing to make progress during this challenging time?
  • What additional resources have been helpful to you?
  • How are we serving our institutions and demonstrating value in this moment?
  • How do we plan and prepare for what comes next?

This webinar will provide a recap of this discussion series as well as reflections on moving forward.

Cultural Organizations as Incubators for Social Impact

Recent events have prompted individuals, companies, and organizations across the world to take a deeper look at their role in society and explore how they can play an active part in driving the change they want to see. Museums and cultural organizations, with their mission-based work and commitment to community, have an especially important role to play in this current moment.


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