Urban and Community Forestry Partner Forum


Webinar information

This webinar will host the CEOs of the Society of American Foresters and International Society of Arboriculture who will discuss current partnerships between SAF and ISA, how COVID-19 has impacted urban forestry, diversity in the industry, and student development, among other topics emergent through viewers’ questions. This webinar is brought to you by SAF's Urban and Community Forestry (B2) Working Group. 

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Is this webinar for you?

This webinar is intended for foresters and natural resource professionals, and anyone seeking for up to date information about critical topics among the urban and community forestry and the forestry profession and industry.

Open registration

Registration is open. Select the button in the right hand corner that is labelled "Register."

Webinar access 

The webinar is scheduled for live viewing on August 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET. The Zoom Webinar platform will be used for the presentation. Be sure to connect to the webinar using a device approved to access Zoom.

This webinar will be archived for future viewing through August 25, 2021 at 11:55 pm ET unless notified otherwise. 

Webinar duration

This webinar is 1 hour.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this short course, you will:

1. Understand how SAF and ISA are working together towards shared goals for their members involved with urban forestry. 

2. Know how the organizations are both addressing diversity within urban forestry.

3. Learn about how the organizations intersect in their student and professional development activities regarding urban forestry.

4. Learn how the urban forestry field is responding to COVID-19 and what the professional organizations are doing to help. 


Successful completion of the webinar is measured by viewing the entire live webinar and completing the evaluation. Viewing the archived webinar for CEUs and CFEs requires a passing score (80%) on the quiz.


Participant feedback is appreciated to help the working group and presenters continually improve webinars for future programming.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 1.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org. This webinar is also approved for 1.0 ISA CEUs.


Upon successful completion of this webinar and the evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).

Return to Webinar (live or archived)

Once you are registered for the webinar, access this webinar within your MY DASHBOARD. Prior to the start time, the webinar will be listed under "Upcoming Live Events." Following the end of the webinar, the webinar will be accessible within the general listing of registered items of YOUR DASHBOARD.

Webinar Resources

Additional resources are available within the Resources tab and within the Contents tab.

Need Help?

For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email cf@safnet.org, or watch the Course Tutorial within the Contents tab. For questions about this webinar, contact the B2 Working Group Chair, Jason Gordon, at Jason.Gordon@uga.edu. For technical assistance email cf@safnet.org.


This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

Terry Baker

CEO, Society of American Foresters

Caitlyn Pollihan

CEO, International Society of Arboriculture

Caitlyn Pollihan has served as the executive director of the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) and the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) since 2009. In this role, she facilitated the development of the organization’s strategic goals and agendas and worked with members and CWSF/WFLC staff to ensure the organization’s success. Prior to this role, Caitlyn was the CWSF/WFLC governmental affairs director where she was instrumental in the passage of key legislation and educating CWSF and WFLC members on legislative proposals and national policy with western implications. 

Caitlyn previously served as the staff vice president for government and environment affairs for the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri. In this role, she worked on state and local legislative initiatives, green building programs, and helped create and implement a ground‐breaking approach to building site safety inspections with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  

Caitlyn serves on several national coalitions and committees, such as the USDA Planning Rule Implementation Federal Advisory Committee and the American Society of Association Executives’ Public Policy Committee. She also participates in the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Board.

Caitlyn holds a bachelor’s degree in contemporary media and journalism/public relations from the University of South Dakota and a master’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Missouri‐St. Louis. She has a Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management and has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, the highest professional credential in the association industry. 

Jason Gordon (Moderator)

University of Georgia


Urban and Community Forestry Partner Forum webinar
Open to view video.
Open to view video. View this recorded webinar in entirety to be eligible for CFEs and/or ISA CEUs. Be sure to complete the evaluation to earn your credits. Note: the ISA CEU presentation code referenced is only for live viewers.
20 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  16/20 points to pass
20 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  16/20 points to pass Pass the quiz to be eligible for continuing education credits. Passing score is 80%.
8 Questions
8 Questions Please complete the evaluation to help inform the continuous improvement of future programming provided by SAF's Urban & Community Forestry (B2) Working Group.
CFEs & Certificate
1.00 CAT1 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CAT1 credit  |  Certificate available