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Join the Urban Forestry Commission

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A UFC member helps secure a species tag to a newly planted tree.
Joining the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is one of the most effective ways community members can help advocate and care for our city’s urban forest!
UFC Commissioner speaking at an Arbor Day event

Apply to Join the UFC

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is excited to announce we are seeking new Commissioners for the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC). The UFC is comprised of 11 volunteers who demonstrate an interest in the preservation and expansion of Portland’s urban forest. The Commission primarily advises the City Forester, the PP&R Director, and City Council in the development of policies, plans, regulations, and budgets pertaining to trees in the city.

Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. They are asked to serve up to two 4-year terms. Commissioners attend the monthly UFC meeting on the third Thursday morning of each month and serve on at least one UFC committee.

Anyone interested in serving on the UFC is encouraged to apply by completing and submitting an application by August 1, 2022. For questions contact Brian Landoe at: