USDA Forest Service Eastern Region
Total Solar Eclipse
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will arc across parts of Mexico, 13 states in the U.S., and Canada. Much of the predicted eclipse path will cross east of the Mississippi River, which includes the Eastern (R9) and Southern (R8) regions of your national forests.
The Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support programming provides financial assistance grants for projects that support underserved and small-acreage forest landowner participation in emerging private markets for climate mitigation and forest resilience.
The Inflation Reduction Act includes some two dozen tax provisions that will save families money on their energy bills and accelerate the deployment of clean energy, clean vehicles, clean buildings, and clean manufacturing. The Act also provides billions of dollars for clean energy and climate action. The Act advances the Justice40 Initiative, which commits to delivering 40 percent of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, and related federal investments to communities that are marginalized, overburdened by pollution, and underserved by infrastructure and other basic services.
Monongahela National Forest will provide the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree and thousands of ornaments made by the people of West Virginia.
Forest Service Chief Announces New Regional Forester for Eastern Region
Release Date: Nov 30, 2023
USDA Forest Service Chief Randy Moore announced the appointment of Tony Dixon as Regional Forester for the Forest Service’s Eastern Region. As Regional Forester, Dixon will oversee management of more than 12 million acres of the National Forest System lands in the Northeast and Midwest including 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie. Dixon will also continue to foster and maintain strong ties with tribal nations, 20 states and the District of Columbia, state and private landowners, and our many partners throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
The Forest Service's Eastern Region participated in a Girls in Aviation Day event in Middleton, Wisconsin, where fire and aviation professionals spoke with girls of all ages about the captivating world of aviation and rewarding career opportunities within the agency.