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.

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Tree improvement 101 webinar series offers CEU credits in forest genetics

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Tree Improvement 101, a four-part webinar series exploring how forest genetics relates to tree improvement efforts, is archived and freely available with CEU credits available for New York Logger Training, Georgia Master Timber Harvester and Society of American Foresters.

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Sustainable wood utilization brings economic opportunities to rural communities

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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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