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.


Report shows big urban forestry impacts across Northeast, Midwest

Aerial view of the Boston skyline in 2017

According to a recent study led by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and funded through a USDA Forest Service Eastern Region grant, urban forestry operations across the Northeast and Midwest are making big impacts in their communities each year.

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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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