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Urban and Community Forestry

National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

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The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) is an appointed advisory council to the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry and related issues. The 1990 Farm Bill created NUCFAC to bring together the wide variety of voices raised about a common concern: the present health and future preservation of America's urban forests. NUCFAC was founded to synthesize the full spectrum of views into a consistent vision, as a foundation for practical policy on urban forestry.

2014 Call for Nominations: National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

The Forest Service announces the 2014 Call for nominations and an open call for all of its non-Forest Service positions. The current positions to be filled will serve from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017.

In addition, the Forest Service announces an open call for all of the non-Forest Service positions. The nominations for the other positions are to build a pool of candidates. When those positions become available, the applicable nominees will be included in the nomination package to be considered for appointment.

Please contact Nancy Stremple if you have any questions about the nomination process. Email: nstremple@fs.fed.us, Phone: 202-309-9873.

Fiscal Year 2015 Grant Applications

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC), announces the posting of the U.S. Forest Service Fiscal Year 2015 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share grant program. This year, there are three grant categories:

  1. Incorporating Urban Forests as Green Infrastructure into Urban Planning Practices that will result in improvements for ecologically underserved communities and regions.
  2. Green Infrastructure Jobs Analysis.
  3. Utilizing Green Infrastructure to Manage and Mitigate Stormwater to Improve Water Quality.

The 2015 request for proposals are closed. The review process will begin in July. We expect the selections to be announced by March 2015.

For more information or assistance, contact:

Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff
Phone: 202-205-7829
Email: nstremple@fs.fed.us

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the 2014 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grants to Support Climate Resilience and Green Infrastructure

On June 26, 2014, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the 2014 USDA Forest Service’s National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients. The grants provide funding that will help enhance urban forest stewardship, support new employment opportunities, and help build resilience in the face of a changing climate.

Read more about the 2014 grants and the grant recipients (PDF, 118 KB)…

Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland Schools Advancing Urban Forestry

A multistate team from universities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland is working to advance the profession of urban forestry. The team led by researchers at Virginia Tech has launched Urban Forestry 2020. The project aims to examine the challenges faced by the urban forestry field and plot strategies for advancing the profession.

Read more about these efforts on the Virginia News website…

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