California Urban Forests Council


Our Vision:
Thriving and prosperous California communities transformed by healthy trees and green spaces.
Our Mission:
Advancing smart investment in urban and community trees, parks, and green spaces through outreach and education, community-based activities, and collaborative action.

Who we are:
The California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC) was founded in 1968 as the first urban forest council in the nation.

We are professionals associated with municipalities and public works, urban planning and design, arboriculture and the nursery industry, and community-based and public health organizations. We support seven Regional Councils across California that act as the backbone of our organizations.

Together, as a coalition, we are dedicated to the expansion and perpetuation of sustainable urban and community forests to enhance the quality of life for all Californians.

We coordinate educational workshops, host an annual conference, run a certified urban forestry program, support seven regional councils, and manage the Invest From the Ground Up programs.

We look forward to growing healthy California communities with you!