Grants to Accelerate Watershed Protection

The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program’s third-year of awards expands the pace of proactive watershed protection in the U.S. through conservation and improved stewardship of thousands of acres of lands that provide drinking water, flood risk reduction, and an array of economic and environmental benefits. The 22 awards total $4.168 million and will benefit organizations […]

Additional Content Added to State of America’s Forests Website

Greenville, S.C. – Momentum continues to build on the successful State of America’s Forests platform as the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) today released six new components on the interactive website, These new topics include: –  trends in forestland area and ecological regions, –  forest ownership, tree growth, mortality, harvesting, and planting, […]

Producer Decisions End Work on Wood Energy Check-Off

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) announced today that efforts to develop a USDA Research and Promotion Program (a.k.a. “check-off”) for the U.S. biomass power and wood energy pellet producers has ended. “After more than three years of work and $500,000 in investment the decision to terminate work to aid America’s wood-to-energy sector […]

United Nation’s World Water Day 2018

Greenville, S.C. – Benjamin Franklin wisely noted, “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” In less than 90 days a city of nearly four million people could be without fresh water. That city, Cape Town, South Africa, is surrounded by the ocean yet suffers from an extended drought that has all but […]

Report Recaps Successful “Braided” Approach to Scientific Advances for Forest Health

The report “Forest Health Initiative: A Retrospective Look” released today by the Forest Health Initiative (FHI) provides insight into and describes outcomes of a ground-breaking multi-year project that set out to better understand the potential, value and role of modern biotechnology in addressing some of today’smost pressing forest health issues. Launched in 2009, FHI is […]

Enviva Forest Conservation Fund Helps with Acquisition of Notable NC Landscape

Greenville, S.C. – Protection of a key forest for the benefit of future generations was made possible by a $195,000 grant from the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund (the Fund). That funding leveraged another $800,000 in external funding, which allowed The Nature Conservancy to purchase property in Washington County, North Carolina, near the town of Plymouth. […]

State of America’s Forests Adds Interactive Content to Website

Greenville, S.C. – Building on the successful launch of State of America’s Forests in December of 2017, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) today released three new packets of content on the interactive website, The new topics include: forest insects and diseases; invasive plants; and invasive animals. These topics address some of […]

Drinking Water Protected through Utility Rate Program

When an entire city relies on drinking water from one reservoir, that resource should be actively protected. An impact report released today by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) highlights a creative approach to protection in Raleigh, North Carolina. The report features the Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative (Initiative), a dynamic partnership between […]

World Wetlands Day!

We at the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) hope you will join us as we celebrate World Wetlands Day 2018!  This day is set aside as an annual celebration marking the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands signed February 2, 1971 in Ramsar, Iran.  World Wetlands Day is intended to raise awareness […]

Working with Nature to Further a Forest-Centric Mission

Leveraging lessons from the natural world can lead to more efficient and impactful work for a non-profit tasked with advancing stewardship of North America’s working forests. That’s the thesis behind the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities’ (Endowment) 2017 Annual Report, Working with Nature.Touching on natural concepts such as biomimicry and environmental adaptation, the report […]

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