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National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

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Stormwater Goes Green Webinar from January 29, 2019

Trees have many important functions within the urban environment, however their contribution to green infrastructure used for stormwater management is not well understood.

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Assessing the Impact of Urban & Community Forestry Federal Grants

To demonstrate the value of NUCFAC, the Forest Service supported an assessment of twenty-six grants, awarded during the years 2010-2015.


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Call for Nominations

We have an an open call for nominations for all of its Non-Forest Service positions on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. To inquire about nominating yourself or someone else to serve on NUCFAC, please contact us at

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10 Year Urban Forestry Action Plan

In collaboration with Urban & Community Forestry stakeholders, NUCFAC has developed the 10 Year Urban Forestry Action Plan.


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New Publication

Through the NUCFAC Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program the U.S. Forest Service funded Dr. Robert Fahey, Ph.D., The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, to plan for equitable urban landscapes: identifying communities underserved by urban forest green infrastructure, assessing future risks, and optimizing management strategies.

Council Responsibilities

  • NUCFAC is the steward of the Ten-Year Urban Forest Action Plan. The plan was developed collaboratively with Urban and Community Forestry stakeholders and released in 2016. See the plan...
  • As part of the development of the Ten-Year Action Plan, a Five-Year Benchmark Accomplishment Report is required to assess the work of the Action Plan that has occurred between 2016 -2021 and identify key opportunities for the remaining years of the Action Plan.  See the Five-Year Benchmark Accomplishment Report….
  • Each year, NUCFAC submits an Accomplishment Report on the progress being made in the implementation of the plan, along with recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture. See the accomplishment reports...
  • The Council uses the Plan to develop annual grant categories and makes recommendations for funding through the Forest Service’s National Urban Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program.
  • The NUCFAC seeks innovative (new, cutting-edge or builds upon existing studies) grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will launch some of the strategies in the (2016-2026) Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan. See past grant awards...

Council Activities

NUCFAC Members

Call for Nominations: 
We are pleased to announce an Open Call for all of our non-Forest Service Positions (14 positions) on our National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program and related natural resources.

Those nominees with completed applications received by October 19, 2022, 5pm Eastern will be considered. Applications received after this date will be considered for future open and vacant position terms.

Note terms are staggered.  Once a term is expired it will be open. First time members may reapply using their initial application and new candidates may apply on-line. 

Attached below is the open call letter with instructions.  Please read instructions carefully.  

Those interested and eligible may go to our on-line nomination application website.

  • To inquire about nominating yourself or someone else to serve on NUCFAC, please contact us (


Learn more about NUCFAC’s past activities...