State, Private, and Tribal Forestry

Connecting people to conserve
forests

From the tallest mountains of California, to the beaches of Hawaiʻi and the mangroves of the United States Affiliated Pacific Islands, State, Private, & Tribal Forestry works across boundaries to conserve and maintain forests.

  • Forest Health Protection

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    Collaborating to improve the health of California, Hawaiʻi, and U.S. Affiliated Pacific Island forests through technical assistance, monitoring, and funding.

  • Urban & Community Forestry

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    Enhancing, restoring, and sustaining trees and forests in the urban environment to cultivate healthy and resilient communities.

  • Wood & Biomass Utilization

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    Supporting innovation and advancing markets for wood and biomass that support forest restoration, wildfire risk reduction, and community resilience.

  • Tribal Relations

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    Committed to working with tribal partners to achieve healthy and resilient landscapes, both now and for generations to come.

  • Forest Stewardship

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    Assisting private land owners in planning and sustainable forest management.

  • Forest Legacy

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    Protecting private forest lands through acquisition and conservation easements.

  • Community Forest & Open Space Program

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    Funding the establishment of community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits.

  • Hawaiʻi & the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

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    All State & Private Forestry programs provide support to partners in Hawaiʻi & the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.

  • Climate Change

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    Connecting climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts to foster an effective management response across varied activities and ownerships.

  • Shared Stewardship

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    Working collaboratively with national forests, tribes, state agencies, non-profit and private organizations to address complex land management challenges that span multiple jurisdictions.

  • Conservation Finance

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    Conservation Finance brings external funds in the form of private financing, philanthropy, and public grants and loans, to leverage Forest Service-appropriated funds to increase pace and scale of restoration work

  • Funding Resources

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    Delivering financial resources via grants and agreements to partners working hard to conserve and manage forests.

Resources