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Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a leading national workforce nonprofit organization. Funded by the USDA Forest Service and The Kresge Foundation, the goal of the JFF NatureWORKS study is to understand the skills, credentials, and potential of the U.S. green infrastructure workforce.

By participating in this national survey of private sector firms, you are helping us to learn more about installation and maintenance workforce needs in the growing urban green infrastructure sector. Urban green infrastructure workers are primarily in landscaping, horticulture, tree care, urban forestry, nursery/greenhouse, pervious pavement, stormwater/watershed management, grounds/turf management, land conservation, and related industries.

This survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. If you have questions, or would prefer to provide responses through a brief phone interview, send an email to JFF researcher Kevin Doyle (  

Organizations supporting this survey include: 
  -American Society of Landscape Architects
  -Arizona Landscape Contractors Association
  -Bartlett Tree Experts
  -Ball Publishing
  -California Landscape Contractors Association

  -City governments of: Ann Arbor, MI; Charlotte, NC; Denver, CO; Lincoln, NE; and Portland, OR
  -Davey Resource Group   
  -Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association 
  -Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association 
  -International Society of Arboriculture
  -Landscape Contractors Association of MD-DC-VA
  -Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals
  -Massachusetts Arborists Association 
  -National Association of State Floodplain Managers
  -National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association
  -National Recreation and Parks Association
  -New England GROWS
  -New Terrain Magazine
  -Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association 
  -Texas Nursery and Landscape Association 
  -Tree Care Industry Association
  -WEF Stormwater Institute
  -Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

 Thanks again. Your involvement is deeply appreciated!