The Forest Service supports projects, tools, and partnerships that advance work in key research areas.
Green and Resilient Cities
Interdisciplinary Forest Service research teams are advancing the state of knowledge and application of urban trees and green space, helping local governments, planners, and neighborhood groups understand how to build natural resources into resiliency planning, and why.
Urban Forest Assessments
Forest Service R&D assesses the state of the Nation's forests through satellite technology in combination with field sampling, providing information on urban tree canopy distribution, species composition and health, and urban tree benefits.
Forest Service R&D develops education and decision tools to support urban natural resources stewardship and green infrastructure planning.
The Forest Service is working with cities and conservation partners to address environmental justice issues affecting urban communities throughout the United States.
The Forest Service delivers science that supports native wildlife habitat and healthy wildlife populations in urban areas. Each year, we sponsor an urban wildlife conservation workshop in association with the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.
Baltimore Wood Project
The Forest Service is helping the City of Baltimore rebuild and revitalize distressed neighborhoods using an abundant, renewable resource – wood.