Oregon Dept. of Forestry announces historic funding boost for equity in urban and community forestry

June 3, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Forestry seeks to fund projects that improve urban and community forests in areas of Oregon that need it the most. ODF’s Urban and Community Forestry Program received $26.6 million from the Inflation Reduction Act through the U.S. Forest Service. Out of this, $10 million will be awarded to the nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon, and $12.5 million will be available for all eligible entities in Oregon. This opportunity promotes equal access to the benefits of trees and aims to get more people involved in tree planting and comprehensive urban forest management. “This is going to be a game-changer for Oregon,” said Scott Altenhoff, ODF’s UCF Program Manager. “This is the largest and most significant urban and community forestry investment in Oregon’s history.” Proposals can be submitted starting, July 1, through Sept. 30.

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