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Thursday, May 28, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday more than $1.9 million in Community Forest Program grants to support local communities and preserve community forests across the United States. The Community Forest Program provides financial assistance grants to local governments, tribes and qualified nonprofit organizations...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Hundreds of Montana’s small private landowners are utilizing the Montana Department of Natural Resources’ fuel reduction grant program to protect their woods from harm. The program offers a 50 percent cost-share to landowners wanting to make their forested lands more fire resistant and healthier. “People are starting to...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service, the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. In conjunction with local partners, Kentucky has helped six communities in the southeastern Appalachian corridor develop their own plans for greenspaces, all of which have begun...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rebecca Nisley is a science writer and editor for the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. We know that trees provide ecosystem benefits even in cities. The oxygen, cooling shade, and carbon storage are commonly understood, but did you know that trees also remove air pollution? Trees do this by catching small...
Monday, October 6, 2014
As everyone reads this article on their respective computer screens, it’s hard to escape the sense that Americans are less connected to the outdoors. Not only does this have negative consequences for our personal health, it can have impacts on our local environment if we aren’t careful. For instance, water quality suffers...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The upcoming Disney film “Planes: Smoke and Rescue” had some unusual creative consultants: the Forest Service, CAL FIRE – California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection  - and the National Park Service all got involved to lend their expertise to the animated feature.  The Disney crew spent time with real firejumpers...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Trees are often considered to be expensive-to-maintain assets with little value outside of hard-to-maintain aesthetics. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District thinks otherwise: in a city that reaches temperatures of 113 degrees, they’ve found that subsidizing the planting of more than 500,000 trees is an efficient way...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced continued progress during the first 90 days of implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill).  Progress has occurred throughout all Farm Bill titles including announcements on trade and marketing promotion, the establishment of conservation programs, the...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
For the 33rd consecutive year, Ohio leads the nation for Tree City USA designations with 244 communities achieving the title this year. The program, which is sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters, the Arbor Day Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National League of...
Friday, April 25, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service announced on April 22nd that it is seeking proposals that expand wood energy use and support responsible forest management.  The program will provide about $2.8 million to help applicants complete the engineering design work needed to apply for public or private loans for construction and long-term...

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