USDA Forest Service Eastern Region

State Forest Action Plans

Every ten years, each state and the District of Columbia create plans that provide a snapshot of current forest conditions and outline priorities and strategies.

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Charles River Esplanade. Courtesy photo by Matt Heraifman, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Features

Forest Service grants support youth employment in Great Lakes watershed

GLCC crew leader Lauren Jewell sits atop of a pile of invasive spotted knapweed

Using grants provided through the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region, the Superior Watershed Partnership is reducing stormwater runoff, filtering pollution entering the Great Lakes and restoring habitats — all while providing career-building experiences for a future generation of conservation professionals.

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Champion for Chesapeake Bay watershed retires after 30-plus years

Sally Claggett receives 2022 Fran Flanigan Award

When Sally Claggett retired in September 2022, her USDA Forest Service colleagues reflected with gratitude on her decades of achievements in improving water quality through forest health.

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