ERIC Number: EJ1042482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
SWAT (Student Weekend Arborist Team): A Model for Land Grant Institutions and Cooperative Extension Systems to Conduct Street Tree Inventories
Cowett, F.D.; Bassuk, N.L.
Journal of Extension, v50 n3 Article 3FEA9 Jun 2012
SWAT (Student Weekend Arborist Team) is a program affiliated with Cornell University and Extension founded to conduct street tree inventories in New York State communities with 10,000 residents or fewer, a group of communities underserved in community forestry planning. Between 2002 and 2010, SWAT conducted 40 inventories, and data from these inventories has been used to create community forestry management plans for inventoried communities. SWAT's inventory methodology and the program's success provide a model for other land-grant institutions and Extension systems to inventory publicly managed street trees and support community forestry planning in smaller communities throughout the United States.
Descriptors: Models, Land Grant Universities, Extension Education, College Programs, Forestry, Community Planning, Community Surveys, School Community Programs, Measures (Individuals), Interest Inventories, Community Characteristics, Handheld Devices, Data Collection, Community Needs, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York