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Preserving Outdoor Assets

Dec 15, 2014

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The winter cold inspires folks to spend more time indoors, but there's still a lot going on outside. On this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with an urban forester about protecting trees during the winter. Then, we discuss one organization's partnership with Kansas City, Mo. to build and use trails in area parks which leads us to explore the city's process in joining with outside organizations.  Plus, a look at how business landscaping can protect birds of prey. 


  • Chuck Conner is an Urban Forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
  • Ben Reed is President of Urban Trail Co. in Kansas City.
  • Chris Hernandez is the Director of City Communications for Kansas City, Mo.
  • Charles Nilon is a professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.