Urban and Community Forestry Program

To plan for, establish, manage and protect trees, forests, green spaces and related resources in and adjacent to cities and towns to improve urban livability; to link governmental, private and grassroots organizations and resources to address environmental issues at the local, regional and national level;
to engage people in citizen-based, grassroots volunteer efforts to assist in retaining and protecting their natural environment to provide a balance between quality of life and land consumption associated with urban sprawl; and to improve the ecological function, and social and economic stability of cities and communities.
Examples of Funded Projects

Funding is for programs by State Forestry Agencies and others as set forth in Uses and Use Restrictions.

Examples include but are not limited to tree inventories, tree planting, training and education for proper tree care, establishment of urban foresters in communities, etc.

For examples of current and completed projects, see the Challenge Cost Share Program at: http://www.treelink.org/nucfac/general_info.html.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - For Forest Service, State and Private Forestry office addresses and telephone numbers.

Visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/Regional_Offices.htm.