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.


  • Forest Service Seeks Applicants for Fire Grants

    firefighter in red helmet and uniform facing a forest fire.

    The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region anticipates awarding approximately $4.3 million in 2023 for the Cohesive Fire Strategy grant program. The final submission deadline is April 30, 2023.


Minnesota riparian project improves water quality

group of people brushcutting a wooded area

A collaborative partnership used a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant to restore more than 600 acres of riparian forest, improving water quality and forest resilience along Minnesota’s waterways.

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Collaborative project shares best practices for Chesapeake Bay forest health

Group of people around a tree watch a tree measurement demonstration

On the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay lies the Delmarva Peninsula, so named because this land mass contains portions of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The peninsula is on the coastal plain on top of an ancient sea floor, which leads to sandier, acidic soils that strongly influence the vegetation.

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