USDA to Plant 1 Billion Trees

Enormous reforestation backlog finally being addressed by Forest Service.

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans on Monday to plant 1 billion trees over the next decade to address a vast backlog of American reforestation projects. The funding for this effort comes from the bipartisan infrastructure law and the Repairing Existing Public Land by Adding Necessary Trees Act.

“Forests are a powerful tool in the fight against climate change,” stated Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Nurturing their natural regeneration and planting in areas with the most need is critical to mitigating the worst effects of climate change while also making those forests more resilient to the threats they face from catastrophic wildfire, historic drought, disease outbreaks, and pest infestation.” 

The USDA Forest Service has already invested over $100 million in reforestation efforts in 2022 through funding from the infrastructure law. The amount is three times more than in previous years. The agency will partner with state, local and tribal governments in its reforestation efforts. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Forest Service Chief Randy Moore as he manages reforestation efforts.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Vilsack as he oversees the many agencies within USDA.
  • For the president and his administration as they allocate federal funding via various acts and bills.

Sources: Just The News, ABC News, The Hill 


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