Meet our Executive Oversight Committee Team!
Amigos de los Rios
Amigos de los Rios mission is to create an “Emerald Necklace” green infrastructure network of parks and trails throughout the Los Angeles Basin to connect the Mountains to the Sea, and in doing so, improve access to recreation and link Southern Californian communities to nature and each other, expand access to safe non-vehicular transportation, create culturally meaningful public spaces within blighted communities, and protect urban communities from the harmful effects posed by climate change.
The mission of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Urban Forestry Program is to lead the effort to advance the development of sustainable urban and community forests in California. Regional Urban Foresters provide expert urban forestry support to communities, non-profit groups and other municipal governments to create and maintain sustainable urban forests.
California Urban Forests Council
The California Urban Forests Council, the first urban forest council in the U.S., are professionals associated with municipalities and public works, urban planning and design, arboriculture and the nursery industry, and community-based and public health organizations. They support seven Regional Councils across California. They are dedicated to the expansion and perpetuation of sustainable urban and community forests to enhance the quality of life for all Californians.
City Plants is a non-profit in partnership with the City of LA and the Department of Water and Power that envisions an LA where people in every neighborhood have equal access to trees and their benefits: clean air, energy efficiency, better health, cooling shade, and a friendlier, more vibrant neighborhood. To this end, City Plants provides free trees to LA residents, plants street trees in the City of LA, and educates and trains community members in maintaining and caring for their canopy. Overall, the program plants and distributes approximately 15,000 trees each year.
TreePeople inspires and supports the people of LA to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. We unite with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure city at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. We work with volunteer leaders using our unique Citizen Forester model, and we influence government agencies for a healthy, thriving Los Angeles.
USDA Forest Service
The US Forest Service’s mission is “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.” As the lead federal agency for the LA Urban Center, the US Forest Service’s role is to provide technical and financial assistance, research, and targeted outreach to increase community awareness on the importance of natural resource management in sustaining healthy and viable cities.