Department of Environmental Conservation Announces ‘Regenerate NY’ Forestry Cost Share Grants

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
May 15, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that $850,000 in funding is now available in the third round of the State’s ‘Regenerate NY’ Forestry Cost Share Grant Program. The grant program is designed to assist private landowners in growing the next generation of forests, which are crucial for mitigating climate change, providing wildlife habitat, protecting air and water quality, and supplying an important renewable resource. “New York’s forests are under continued pressure from development, competition from invasive species, an overabundance of white-tailed deer, and the effects of climate change,” said Commissioner Seggos. “Investing in the establishment and resiliency of our forests is a critical component for ensuring the continued ecosystem services that trees provide.” “Regenerate NY gives a vital boost to expand and restore private forests by promoting forest regeneration and ecosystem health,” said New York State Forester Fiona Watt.

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