Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:33pm
Download USDA Forest Service Planning contacts below. The following documents are aailable as of July 2017:
USDA Forest Service Eastern Region (Region 9) contacts
National Forest System recent revisions contacts
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:50pm
The Forests in the Farm Bill (FIFB) Coalition, which includes 90 forest groups, released its forest-related recommendations that would improve the next Farm Bill's ability to support private and family-owned forests and the benefits they provide.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:06am
Through the National Association of State Foresters' 2018 Farm Bill policy platform, State Foresters urge leaders in Congress to prioritize the following issues:
Enhancement of public and private forest management;
Growth of community trees and public support for forestry;
Protection of forests from threats;
Expanded and diversified forest markets;
A strengthened role of State Foresters and Forest Action Plans.
Download the full platform below.
To learn more please contact NASF Policy...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:50am
The Communities at Risk Report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity in fiscal year 2016.
The data show progress to identify communities at risk of wildfire and those that are moving toward reducing risk, as well as increased capacity through the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans and other methods.
The data were collected through the USDA Forest Service’s National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System and reflects...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:15pm
State Forest Action Plan Implementation Across the Northeast & Midwest: Processes, Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned as of August 2012.
To foster continual learning and sharing for implementation and future updates of the State Forest Action Plans, the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters, Forest Resource Planning Committee (FRPC) and USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry (NA S&PF) compiled implementation processes, challenges,...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:48pm
Leverages state efforts to restore forest landscapes and improve their long-term health and resilience. Fights the spread of tree-killing insects such as emerald ash borer, southern pine beetle, Asian longhorned beetle and sudden oak death. Offers technical support and funding assistance to states for prevention, detection, and control of nationally harmful insects, pathogens and invasive plants impacting urban and rural forests. Projects are based on the highest national priority needs...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:40pm
These programs provide crucial financial and technical assistance to states and local fire departments for wildland fire prevention, detection, and suppression. In addition to helping ensure that the nation’s first responders are prepared, the programs provide funding to complete hazardous fuels treatments designed to protect local communities from wildland fire and reduce the risk of future fires. State Foresters are responsible for wildfire protection on two thirds of America’s forested lands...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:36pm
The Urban and Community Forestry Program of the USDA Forest Service enables critical assistance to communities in establishing and managing local urban and community forestry resources. The program helps keep trees and forests in our communities healthy, which benefits more than 220 million people—or 83 percent of the population—who live in urban areas in the United States. The program directly serves more than 7,000 communities across the United States.
Federal investments efficiently provide...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:35pm
National priority Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) projects are a key means for states, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and other partners, to address critical forest priorities across the landscape.
LSR projects focus only on the most critical priorities identified in each state’s Forest Action Plan and on achieving national goals as laid out in the State and Private Forestry national themes. As a result, LSR contributes to achieving results across the landscape and to making...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:34pm
Provides critical federal assistance to states, private landowners, and conservation groups to protect working forests through permanent conservation easements and fee acquisitions.
Working forests play an important role to sustain the economic, ecological, and social well-being of America’s rural and urban areas through the jobs they support and the benefits they provide, such as wildfire threat reduction, clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and outdoor recreation space.