USDA announces $145M from Investing in America agenda to help landowners access climate markets

By the Forest Service
US Department of Agriculture
March 15, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

PINE BLUFF, Arkansas — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the USDA Forest Service is investing nearly $145 million from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to connect forest landowners with emerging climate markets as part of the Investing in America agenda. …“The Biden-Harris Administration understands that private landowners are key in the fight for climate resilience and forest health,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “These investments will expand access to markets that were previously out-of-reach, allowing underserved and small-acreage forest landowners to address climate change, while also supporting rural economies and maintaining land ownership for future generations.” Forests are powerful tools in the fight against climate change, and emerging private-sector climate markets create economic incentives to keep forests healthy and productive through reforestation, improved forest management and other sustainable practices. These markets can allow outside investment to reach private landowners for long-term land management. 

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