Urban Wood Network West
Membership Agreement And Benefits Overview 2020
This document serves as agreement to the Roles, Responsibilities and Benefits
for Membership in Urban Wood Network
Urban Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods Inc.; DBA Urban Wood Network Western Chapter
MEMBERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
IN ADDITION TO ACCEPTING THE ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND BENEFITS DESCRIBED HEREIN, UWN WESTERN CHAPTER MEMBERS AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
This Agreement serves as an outline of roles, responsibilities and benefits through December 31, 2020.
Urban Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods Inc. DBA Urban Wood Network Western Chapter is a chapter member of The Urban Wood Network (UWN) which is a network of independent businesses, organizations, municipalities and advocates who utilize urban wood to its maximum potential. From here forward, when UWN is mentioned it will mean both UWN and UWN Western Chapter except where otherwise specified. UWN promotes the social, environmental and economic value of urban wood.
As a network, UWN drives utilization of urban forest resources to create the highest value forest products in an effort to maximize the value of trees removed due to pests, disease or circumstance. UWN builds awareness of the urban wood market by bringing together urban wood efforts, providing leadership and assistance, and by facilitating information sharing. UWN seeks to build a common understanding, language, commitment, and brand for the urban wood marketplace.
UWN defines urban wood as any wood that was not harvested for its timber value and was diverted or removed from the waste-stream and developed or redeveloped into a product. Urban wood can come from 3 sources: Deconstruction, Fresh cut urban trees, and Urban Salvaged Wood. Any question about qualifying wood sources should be brought to the administrator. Please note: The partner business may also continue to work with traditionally logged timber; however, these products must be kept separate from urban products and do not carry the UWN logo.
Annual membership is for January 1st through December 31st. Membership fees are determined by the UWN Steering Committee and are due by March 25 th. Membership fees will be revisited annually to ensure that they cover ongoing costs while remaining affordable for all members.
The success of UWN rests on the professionalism and product quality of all of its members. The work of any member reflects on all of the others in the group. The group reserves the right to remove a member from UWN should an issue of professionalism or product quality arise. The removal of a member must be approved by a unanimous vote of the UWN Steering Committee and will be done only as a last resort if other interventions are not successful.
Urban Wood Network is an equal opportunity organization.
Key Tenets to the Urban Wood Network Membership
Urban trees have their highest value while living. When these trees need to be removed, they should be put to their highest and best uses to maximize their economic, environmental, and societal benefits for people in urban areas and beyond.
Sustainable recovery and the highest and best use of urban forest products are essential components of sustainable urban Sourcing.
Increased end user demand for urban forest products is essential to increasing demand and producing benefits throughout the urban forest sector.
The Urban Wood Network will effectively achieve its mission through collaboration and partnership.
The Urban Wood Network is committed to work in partnership with the full diversity of stakeholders that share our vision and goals.
Facilitation of UWN organization
Coordination with other Urban Forestry
Meeting planning and participation
Communications and media development
Represent Western Chapter on UWN Steering Committee
Promotion of UWN members on social media