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.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:50pm
National Forest System Land Management Planning ‐ Recent Plan Revisions Started ‐ Contact Information
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:42pm
Download the fiscal year 18 written testimony by the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) to the House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. SUFC expressed its about losing support for fundamental programs such as Urban and Community Forestry, Landscape Scale Restoration, and Community Forests and Open Space Conservation.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:39pm
Download the fiscal year 18 written testimony by the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) to the Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. SUFC expressed its concern about losing support for fundamental programs such as Urban and Community Forestry, Landscape Scale Restoration, and Community Forests and Open Space Conservation.