On October 27, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced a new Agency grant program in terms very gratifying to sustainable forestry advocates: “We must continue to find new, economically valuable ways to use wood. The biggest threat to forests is conversion to non-forest use. Harvesting wood can be used to help forest managers protect forests from hazards, such as insects, disease and fire.”
The announcement indicated that “roughly $5 million” would be made available “to help successful applicants increase or stimulate markets for wood energy and wood products in a manner which helps enhance forest sustainability while providing useful products and jobs for people.”
The deadline for proposals is January 23, 2015.
More information, including how to apply, is available at this link >>
Submitted by Forest Resources Association.