Trees and Climate Change – Act Locally

Panel Discussion
When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
TreesWhere: Interdisciplinary Science Building, Rm 110.  

Moderator: Karen Sippy, Executive Director, Trees for Missoula


  • Jamie Kirby, Montana State Urban and Community Forester, DNRC
  • Amy Cilimburg, Executive Director, Climate Smart Missoula
  • Nick Silverman, Research Scientist, University of Montana

Panelists representing urban forestry, climate and water resources will discuss the current state of Missoula’s urban forest, how it’s affected by a changing climate, and the beneficial relationship between the urban forest and our water resources.

The panel will also focus on Missoula’s drier, hotter, longer summers: what the community is doing and what each of us can do to stem the effects of climate change.

Climate smart - Fire smoke risk chart

Climate Smart Missoula Temps chart