USDA Invests in Forestland Preservation

Secretary Vilsack says forests are “critical to the health of our planet.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated $188 million, as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, to conserve economically and ecologically significant forestlands nationwide.

The funding will support 34 projects under the Forest Legacy program, conserving over 245,000 acres of working forests crucial to rural economies in 22 states and one island territory. The investment is being allotted from the Inflation Reduction Act and from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

“These forests, identified by state, tribal, and non-profit partners as vital to local communities, are critical to the health of our planet and the livelihoods of millions of Americans,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “As private forest landowners continue to face pressures to convert forests, the Forest Legacy program keeps working forests working.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he heads the Department of Agriculture.
  • For U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore as he collaborates with communities to conserve U.S. forestlands.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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