Urban and Community Forestry
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
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 Annual Report: 2015 Recommendations to the Secretary & 2014 Accomplishments
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council has published their 2014 Annual Report (PDF, 9.4 MB). It includes The 2015 Recommendations to the Secretary and The 2014 Accomplishment Report.
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is Developing the Next Ten Year Action Plan (2016-2026)
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council invites the public to vote and comment on the first phase of the process to develop the next Ten Year Action Plan (2016-2026). We have identified fourteen Key Issues through interviews and historical data. The facilitator for the process is asking the public to rank and comment about these issues.
Go to the Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan website to comment and learn more about the process. Participants that engage in the process will be asked to sign up and log into the website.
A participant may rank some or all of the Key Issues. They may continue and comment on the issues most important to them and may submit a new issue to consider. There are also opportunities to engage with other participants to discuss a particular issue. To learn more about the Key Issues and process, download a copy of the report, Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan Key Issues Report (PDF, 5.5 MB).
Your ideas will guide funding for the next decade of Urban and Community 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: email@example.com, Phone: 202-309-9873.
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.
Resources & Tools
Tools and tech transfer resources
NUCFAC Past Activities
Grant Request for Proposals RFP
Accomplishment Reports & Recommendations
US Forest Service