Biden-Harris Administration Invests $197M to Address Wildfire Risk Across State, Private and Tribal Lands
NASF Responds: “A Warmly Welcomed and Sorely Needed Down-Payment” WASHINGTON, D.C.—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 21, 2023 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest… Read More about “Biden-Harris Administration Invests $197M to Address Wildfire Risk Across State, Private and Tribal Lands”
While we love seeing cherry trees in bloom, most aren't native to the U.S. However, the black cherry tree (Prunus serotina) is commonly found across the eastern U.S. and is an incredible resource!
Cherry blossom trees are in peak bloom in Washington, D.C.! To predict when the blossoms will be fullest, foresters track the phases of the buds growing into flowers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s @forestservice is investing $197 million in projects across 22 states and seven tribes as part of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) program to help address the nation's wildfire crisis. Read more here: ow.ly/FM3150Np5JE
Happy International Day of Forests! State forestry stretches far and wide across 50 states, five territories, three nations in compacts of free association and Washington, D.C. Can you guess which states these forests are located in?
Forested lands across the U.S. are undergoing drastic changes from threats like invasive species and wildfires. #StateForesters keeps you up to date with the latest forestry news. Read our weekly newsletter (and subscribe!) here: ow.ly/69r650NmzJa
Happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀 While you may know that four-leaf clovers are considered lucky, some people believe citrus trees also bring good fortune! The round, yellow-orange fruits resemble gold coins—and taste good too! 🍊
The Biden admin's FY24 budget request is out. While NASF applauds the modest but crucial increases for key State, Private and Tribal Forestry programs, we've noted several missed opportunities where the budget falls short. Read all the pros and cons here: ow.ly/eMRn50NjYzz
Last week, Pennsylvania State Forester and NASF treasurer Ellen Shultzabarger made history as the first witness to testify before the newly formed House Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry. Read more in this week's newsletter: ow.ly/B4gZ50NgLBJ
RT @usfs_r9: Healthy forests don't happen by chance. It takes collaboration, forward thinking, & the best science available. Want to learn…
Every five years, Congress passes a massive package of legislation known as the "farm bill." The forestry section of the package covers everything from forest markets to invasive species.