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“Trees along the Trails: Open Space Series: A Talk with a City Forester” with Nils Saha, Broomfield City and County Forester and Jack Pritchard, Broomfield Open Space and Trails Specialist
April 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
From Bur Oaks to Narrowleaf Cottonwood, today’s urban forest canopy denotes the human presence on the prairie landscape here in Broomfield. Join the Open Space and Trails Department for a conversation with the new City and County Forester, as we mark the annual celebration of Arbor Day – And Broomfield’s 33rd year as a “Tree City,” along with a summary of the History of Arbor Day itself. Have you always wondered – what trees are native? Introduced? Are there fire adapted trees and shrubs? And what benefits do these sentinels of nature contribute to our community? Trees provide us much more than you might guess!
Nils Saha is the City and County Forester in Broomfield. She joined the department in November 2021. Nils began her urban forestry career in New York City and moved to Colorado in 2015 to work for the City Forester’s Office in Denver. Most recently, she served as a Senior Forestry Coordinator in Fort Collins. Nils holds a Master’s in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Behavior and English from Bucknell University. She currently lives in Denver with her husband, daughter and two dogs, and enjoys all things outdoors.
Jack Pritchard is the Open Space and Trails Specialist for the City and County of Broomfield. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and Masters degrees in Conservation Ecology (MS) and Landscape Architecture (MLA) from The University of Michigan. He has previously worked at Golden Gate National Recreation Area and at The Matthaei Botanic Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. His graduate thesis research studied the intersection of restoration ecology and trails in the forests of Redwood National Park. He was recognized as a Wyss Scholar for the Conservation of the American West.