Cooperative Forestry

Community Forest Program

The Community Forest Program (CFP) is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments, and qualified nonprofit entities to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits.

The Program protects forests that are important for people and the places they call home. Community forests provide many benefits such as places to recreate and enjoy nature; they protect habitat, water quality and other environmental benefits, and they can provide economic benefits through timber resources. Community Forests have also long been sites for environmental and cultural education.

Land Owner Assistance

Forest Legacy Program - The purpose of the Forest Legacy Program is to keep forest land available for traditional uses. This program is designed to help identify and protect environmentally important private lands that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses. Protection is accomplished through the purchase of conservation easements or simple fee titles from willing private land owners. The program is voluntary on two levels; state decide whether or not to join and private forest landowners voluntarily agree to place conservation easements on their properties The Forest Legacy Program's technical and financial assistance is delivered in partnership with State Foresters. 

Forest Stewardship Program - Non industrial private landowners are encouraged to manage their forest lands for soil and water, wildlife, fisheries, recreation, aesthetics, and timber production. This is done through the development of multi-resource management plans, demonstration sites, and information and education. Technical and financial assistance is provided to State Foresters for program delivery.

Landowner Assistance Programs - The National Web site for the Forest Service's Landowner Assistance Programs.

Urban and Community Forestry

The program is aimed at creating community awareness of the importance of trees, forests, and other greenspace in sustaining healthy, viable cities, communities and neighborhoods; improve the social, natural, and economic environment of urban and community areas; and enable the development of self-sufficient local urban and community forestry programs. Technical and financial assistance is provided to State Foresters for program delivery.

Government Agencies

Community Organizations

The Community Forest Program is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments, and qualified nonprofit entities to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits.
The Community Forest Program is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments, and qualified nonprofit entities to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits.




https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r3/communityforests/?cid=STELPRDB5203080