The 2013 Urban Forestry Grant applications are now available on DNR’s grant resources web page. This year, there are two different grant opportunities: the Community Forestry Assistance Grant and a Community Forestry Inventory Grant. Grant requests may be up to $10,000. Grant applications are due December 10.

The grants, offered in partnership with U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, are administered through DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.

The Community Forestry Assistance Grant helps to restore and sustain the health and quality of the natural and human environments in urban areas.

The Community Tree Inventory Grant, which is new for 2013, helps communities complete a tree inventory for those who want to create a self-sustaining community forestry program.

A sustainable urban forestry program starts from the ground up with a tree inventory that provides a base from which to plan. Knowing the condition and composition of  the community forest informs management  decisions now and into the future.

If you don’t have a tree inventory, consider applying for Urban and Community Forestry Program’s new Community Forest Inventory grant.

Visit our grant resources Web page to find the application on line and apply today to keep your community forest healthy for generations to come!

Grant application deadline is December 10th.

Feel free to contact Nicki 360-902-1330 or Linden 800-523-8733 with any questions.