Building Community Tools for Urban Forestry

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:30am

Register for The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forestry

Kim Yuan-Farrell, Executive Director, The Park People

Speaker Information: Kim has been a “Park Person” for 11 years. Kim oversees and guides all aspects of The Park People’s operations and activities. She works with our board on strategic organizational development, shapes programmatic goals, and develops partnerships in the community. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Kim served as Program Manager for four years, directing The Park People’s urban forestry programs. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Management (Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies) and a bachelor’s in Anthropology and Environmental Studies (Santa Clara University). She was Colorado-raised and has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience with organizations in Colorado, California, and Connecticut. Kim is an alum of the Denver Community Leadership Forum and has served on Community Shares’ Board of Directors, the national Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees Advisory Committee, the Trust for Public Land’s Climate Smart Cities Denver Technical Advisory Team, and the City of Denver’s Emerald Ash Borer Steering Committee. Kim is passionate about the power of urban forestry, parks, and community-driven efforts to cultivate resilient, sustainable communities.

Abstract: Kim’s presentation will focus on one U.S. nonprofit organization’s approaches to collaborating with residents and organizations to plant and steward healthy, resilient communities in Denver.