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.

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Forest Service grants $9M for wood innovations in Northeast, Midwest

PowerCorpsPHL team utilizing processed urban wood waste to create garden beds

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced $9 million in funding for wood innovations and community wood grant projects in the Eastern Region. This funding will support 26 projects in Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

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Rhode Island launches career catalyst program for green collar jobs

Career Catalyst Pre-Apprenticeship Training participants clear tree damage

A pandemic, a merger and an industry worker shortage all combined recently to create the need for an effective recreation-based “green collar” jobs program in Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management answered the call.

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