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Urban & Community Forestry

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"Planting and Caring for the Trees and Forests Where People Live, Work, and Play"


The steady expansion of urban areas and associated decline of inner-city environments is a national problem that continues to impact basic ecological functions essential to a healthy and productive society. Healthy trees and forests in urban areas contribute to improved air and water quality, watershed function, energy conservation and social well-being.

The Urban and Community Forestry Program provides technical, financial, educational, and research services to states, cities, and nonprofit groups so they can plant, protect, maintain, and utilize wood from community trees and forests to maximize environmental, social and economic benefits.

Forest Service Grants Impact Viewer

This map of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States documents the distribution of U.S. Forest Service urban forestry grants over time. This includes information about each grant’s recipients, purpose, amount, and contact person.  Zoom in to see more detailed grant data. This map illustrates both the impacts of small State grants stemming from Federal investment and grant impacts at the landscape level. Communities in Developing Status have at least one component of professional staff, ordinances/policies, advocacy groups, or management plans that resulted from State technical assistance. Communities in Managing Status have all four components and are considered to be sustaining their urban natural resources.

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State Urban and Community Forestry Programs

Map of 20 state Northeastern Area. Minnesota Iowa Missouri Wisconsin Illinois Indiana Michigan Ohio West Virginia Maryland District of Columbia Maryland Delaware Rhode Island Massachusetts New Hampshire Maine Michigan Pennsylvania New Jersey Connecticut Vermont New York

We invite you to explore the links to federally supported State programs contained in the map above. As you will see, the partnerships created through state and local projects are contributing to an engaged public committed to building healthy and viable communities for themselves and future generations. The Northeastern Area field offices and Center links at right offer information specific to their geographic area, and a wealth of scientific tools and publications. Please contact us if you have specific questions or needs,

Archive of State Accomplishment Reports

USFS Urban Forestry Research

Review of Minnesoata UCF Program for 2003.

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