Missouri can tap into $50 million that the Biden Administration is making available to make forests healthier that support rural economies. Three tiers of funding will support forest management projects that improve forest health and reduce wildfire risk. Lew McCreery with the U.S. Forest Service tells Missourinet that a number of entities can apply for funding. …The funds, made possible through the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is designed to create new markets for wood products. McCreery says innovation is key. “If there’s interest, if there’s an entity that thinks they have an innovative use of a forest resource for an economic, a new product, or expanding an existing product, they’re eligible,” according to McCreery. To apply and to get more details, visit the U.S. Forest Service webpage.