USDA Forest Service Eastern Region

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  • Notice of Funding Opportunity through the Inflation Reduction Act

    Tribal Funding Opportunity to Support Forest Resilience / Climate Mitigation:
    The Forest Service is seeking proposals to support Tribal access to emerging private markets for forest resilience or climate mitigation.

    Small Acreage Forest Landowner Support:
    The Forest Service is seeking proposals to support the participation of underserved landowners and landowners owning less than 2,500 acres in emerging private markets for climate mitigation or forest resilience.

    ‚ÄčDeadline for applications for both opportunities: August 21, 2024.


Sustainable wood utilization brings economic opportunities to rural communities

stack of hardwood pallet cants

It’s critical to find uses for hardwood and woody residue generated through the vegetation management activities that are essential to healthy forests. The USDA Forest Service has long encouraged innovative development for use of low-market-value hardwood trees in building materials, furniture stock, consumer products and energy generation.

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Trees to shade New Haven school, streets through Inflation Reduction Act funding

High School interns and volunteers dig holes and plant trees

Dozens of shady trees are expected to provide cooling relief and other benefits at a Connecticut school along with thousands more trees at city parks and streets, thanks in part to a USDA Forest Service Inflation Reduction Act Urban and Community Forestry grant.

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