Forest Service Eastern Region

Comprising 20 states and 40% of the U.S. Population, Eastern Region forests and grasslands have big impacts.

About the Eastern Region

Photo: Foote Pond on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. USDA Forest Service Photo.

Features

More funding for Urban Connections means more opportunities to get kids outdoors

Teens from Milwaukee’s Neighborhood House canoeing on the Chequamegon-Nicolet NF

In its 20th year, the Eastern Region’s Urban Connections program has been engaging urban populations through partners like Detroit Outdoors, Wilderness Inquiry, and Student Conservation Association. This year, the program received a boost in funding enabling the region to pursue more partnerships and increase programming.

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Forest Service helps defend 9/11 witness trees from insect threat

Hemlocks await planting at the Flight 93 Memorial

Twenty years have passed since the 9/11 attacks, yet there’s a feeling of permanence in a hemlock grove that stands where so many lives were lost that day in southwestern Pennsylvania. Here, the Flight 93 National Memorial draws visitors to the grove’s almost cathedral-like canopy.

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