American Forest Foundation Awarded $35 Million Grant to Unlock Climate-Smart Market Opportunities for Family Forest Owners

By Kristen Voorhees
The American Forest Foundation
September 14, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

WASHINGTON — The American Forest Foundation, a national conservation organization that works to deliver meaningful conservation impact through the empowerment of family forest owners, received $35 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities to expand climate-smart forest products markets for family forest owners. “The USDA’s groundbreaking investment will help AFF unlock the potential of family forests to reach our nation’s ambitious climate goals,” said Rita Hite, president and CEO of the American Forest Foundation. “We are energized by the Administration’s commitment to investing in rural America and advancing win-win solutions for people and our planet. This funding will be instrumental in catalyzing the impact of AFF’s Family Forest Carbon Program to support and empower all landowners in the fight against climate change.” …The initiative aims to engage 1,600 landowners with an estimated 162,000 acres of family forests within a five-year time frame. 

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