Forestry agencies impacted by recent storms

Friday, March 9, 2012

Several NASF members are dealing with the damage left by the powerful tornadoes that ripped through parts of the Midwest last week. The Kentucky Division of Forestry shut down its Morgan County Tree Nursery as it undergoes cleanup from intense damage. Thousands of trees in Indiana's Clark State Forest have been torn from their trunks or ripped from the ground. Other agencies are monitoring wind conditions and issuing burn bans as needed to prevent high wildfire danger conditions with so much downed wood. 

MORE: USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack this week announced $19.7 million of financial and technical assistance to help communities rebuild and repair damages caused by flooding, drought and other natural disasters. Funds are made available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program.