USDA Invests $12M to Support Tribal Forest Protection Act

Funding will focus on the restoration of forests and grasslands.

The Department of Agriculture has announced the investment of over $12 million under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the restoration of forests and grasslands in support of the Tribal Forest Protection Act. The U.S. Forest Service will support tribal nations’ stewardship of indigenous landscapes with projects that will include vegetation management, hazardous fuels risk reduction, and cultural and ethnobotanical surveys.

“Many of these projects will tackle our most pressing issues, including climate change and the wildfire crisis, while creating job opportunities for tribal members with the benefit of incorporating indigenous knowledge into ecological restoration activities,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This is just one example of how our renewed commitment to work with tribal nations has multiple benefits, including expanding opportunities for tribal youth to pursue land management careers and integrating indigenous traditional ecological knowledge passed through the generations into ongoing co-stewardship activities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore as he oversees the funding to indigenous management projects.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Vilsack as he heads the USDA.
  • For efficient and effective use of the funding to reduce the risk of wildfires and sustain conservation efforts.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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