The Mid-Columbia Community Forestry Council
The purpose of the Mid-Columbia Community Forestry Council is to promote recognition of the value, benefits, and importance of urban trees by:
· Increasing public awareness of urban trees
· Providing educational programs and technical support
· Providing leadership on community forestry issues that enhance and heighten the awareness of urban trees, community forests and associated natural resource management
· Cultivating cooperation among all area sectors involved in community forestry
· Functioning as a clearinghouse of information for people with an interest in community forestry and urban trees
The Council encourages economical, beneficial and appropriate tree care practices and policies that promote urban tree health. Membership is open to all residents of the Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla counties and seeks the broadest possible involvement of individuals, organizations, societies, associations, businesses, public and private agencies and groups interested in community forestry and the objectives of the Council.
The Council assists in coordinating activities of institutions, entities, and persons involved in community forestry, to avoid duplication and inefficiency and to promote beneficial, economical community forestry policies and practices.