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.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:32pm
The nation’s forest census has been in place since the 1930s and provides excellent scientific continuity. The program is the fundamental national and state supported data collection, analysis, and reporting system regarding the past, current, and potential future condition of the nation’s forests. Data gathered through FIA are essential to understanding long-term forest health, management potential, and socioeconomic contribution of the nation’s forests.
FIA enables forest managers and the...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:31pm
The Forest Stewardship Program equips landowners with the information and knowledge to sustainably manage their forests for current and future generations. Through technical assistance services for private forest landowners, the program supports sustainable forest management and provides forest products, wildlife habitat, clean water and air, jobs and opportunities for recreation.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:16pm
Download the written testimony submitted by NASF and partners asking for increased funding for the USDA Forest Service Research and Development (R&D). Forest Service R&D programs include developing innovative solutions to managing invasive species, helping identify pragmatic solutions to species at risk, improving fire management capabilities, calculating the value of urban forests and more.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:57pm
Lessons Learned, Innovations, and Best Practices among Early Revision Efforts in Forest Planning.