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1 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Overview of the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture

2 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Introduction We work with a diverse group of partners to protect, conserve, and manage forests, community trees, and related resources.

3 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry This presentation will cover:  USDA Forest Service  State and Private Forestry National Priorities  Northeast and Midwest--NA S&PF  Vision and strategic plan  Programs  Roles of support staffs  Core commitments and daily operations  Contacts for information  USDA Forest Service  State and Private Forestry National Priorities  Northeast and Midwest--NA S&PF  Vision and strategic plan  Programs  Roles of support staffs  Core commitments and daily operations  Contacts for information

4 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry USDA Forest Service  National Forest System  Research  International Forestry  State and Private Forestry  National Forest System  Research  International Forestry  State and Private Forestry

5 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry State and Private Forestry National Priorities  Conserve and manage working forest landscapes for multiple values and uses  Protect forests from threats  Enhance public benefits from trees and forests  Conserve and manage working forest landscapes for multiple values and uses  Protect forests from threats  Enhance public benefits from trees and forests

6 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry The Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry (NA S&PF) serves the 20 Northeast and Midwest States and the District of Columbia. The Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry (NA S&PF) serves the 20 Northeast and Midwest States and the District of Columbia. The Wood Education and Resource Center also works outside this region.

7 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Why the Northeast and Midwest region? The most heavily forested and densely populated  172 million acres of forest land  125 million people (41 % of the U.S. population)  Nearly 5 million family forest owners  441,000 workers in forest-based businesses The most privately owned forest (92 % of the region) The most heavily forested and densely populated  172 million acres of forest land  125 million people (41 % of the U.S. population)  Nearly 5 million family forest owners  441,000 workers in forest-based businesses The most privately owned forest (92 % of the region)

8 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Our Vision: The Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry is a conservation leader that supports forest sustainability providing the best for both people and the environment now and into the future. We are collaborative, focused, adaptive, and quick to identify and address emerging issues.

9 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Strategic Plan for FY  Addresses national priorities and NA S&PF organizational effectiveness  Supports State Priorities (Forest Action Plans) eastern-region eastern-region  Implemented by States and other partners, and by NA S&PF programs  Addresses national priorities and NA S&PF organizational effectiveness  Supports State Priorities (Forest Action Plans) eastern-region eastern-region  Implemented by States and other partners, and by NA S&PF programs

10 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry

11 NA S&PF Programs  Cooperative Fire Protection  Forest Health Protection  Forest Legacy and Community Forest Program  Forest Stewardship  Urban and Community Forestry  Wood Education and Resource Center  Cooperative Fire Protection  Forest Health Protection  Forest Legacy and Community Forest Program  Forest Stewardship  Urban and Community Forestry  Wood Education and Resource Center

12 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Cooperative Fire Protection Supports flight and fire safety, firefighting, disaster response  Trains, equips, and mobilizes volunteer firefighters  Loans fire engines and equipment including helicopters  Grants funds to support hazardous fuel removal in communities  Supports agency role under National Response Framework during Presidential Disaster Declarations  Trains, equips, and mobilizes volunteer firefighters  Loans fire engines and equipment including helicopters  Grants funds to support hazardous fuel removal in communities  Supports agency role under National Response Framework during Presidential Disaster Declarations

13 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Forest Health Protection Monitors and protects the health of forests and trees  Develops biocontrol options to manage nonnative pests, (e.g., predators for hemlock woolly adelgid and mile-a-minute weed)  Reduces damage by treating pest outbreaks (e.g., gypsy moth)  Provides updates to the National Insect and Disease Risk Map  Analyzes risks posed by pesticides to people and ecosystems  Monitors and surveys for changes in forest conditions due to insects, pathogens (e.g., thousand cankers disease and sudden oak death), and weather events  Develops biocontrol options to manage nonnative pests, (e.g., predators for hemlock woolly adelgid and mile-a-minute weed)  Reduces damage by treating pest outbreaks (e.g., gypsy moth)  Provides updates to the National Insect and Disease Risk Map  Analyzes risks posed by pesticides to people and ecosystems  Monitors and surveys for changes in forest conditions due to insects, pathogens (e.g., thousand cankers disease and sudden oak death), and weather events

14 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Forest Legacy and Community Forest and Open Space Programs Protect important forest land from conversion to other uses  Offer financial assistance through a competitive process  Involve conservation easement or fee simple acquisition  The two programs complement each other. Protect important forest land from conversion to other uses  Offer financial assistance through a competitive process  Involve conservation easement or fee simple acquisition  The two programs complement each other..

15 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Forest Stewardship Works to sustain private forest land to achieve landowner objectives and provide public benefits  Provides GIS support to identify priority forest lands  Writes forest management plans for priority lands  Works with heirs to keep inherited forests as forest  Shares technical expertise and provides educational programs for forest landowners.  Provides GIS support to identify priority forest lands  Writes forest management plans for priority lands  Works with heirs to keep inherited forests as forest  Shares technical expertise and provides educational programs for forest landowners.

16 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Urban and Community Forestry Maintains and enhances benefits from community trees and forests  Develops local programs that care for trees  Assesses and monitors tree canopy cover  Plants and maintains trees in urban watersheds  Involves residents in tree survey and protection  Develops local programs that care for trees  Assesses and monitors tree canopy cover  Plants and maintains trees in urban watersheds  Involves residents in tree survey and protection

17 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Wood Education and Resource Center Enhances opportunities that sustain forest products production and jobs  Through training and education helps the wood industry to retain skilled workers  Promotes the value-added utilization of wood from urban tree removals  Encourages sustainable use of woody biomass for heating and energy  Through applied research and information sharing improves manufacturing efficiency  Through training and education helps the wood industry to retain skilled workers  Promotes the value-added utilization of wood from urban tree removals  Encourages sustainable use of woody biomass for heating and energy  Through applied research and information sharing improves manufacturing efficiency

18 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Key roles of support staffs Business and Grants Management Allocates funds Leverages resources Office of Communications Handles public and legislative affairs Provides creative services, develops corporate products Coordinates and advises on Conservation Education Office of Knowledge Management Maintains information databases, Internet and Intranet sites Provides GIS services, application development Leads forest sustainability and assessment Facilitates planning

19 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Core commitments guide daily operations Civil Rights, diversity, inclusion  Compliance and monitoring  Employment and program delivery  Strengthens all people’s connection to the land Safety Journey  Positive learning approach  Address unsafe practices Sustainable operations  Reduce our environmental footprint  Conserve natural resources Civil Rights, diversity, inclusion  Compliance and monitoring  Employment and program delivery  Strengthens all people’s connection to the land Safety Journey  Positive learning approach  Address unsafe practices Sustainable operations  Reduce our environmental footprint  Conserve natural resources

20 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Summary The Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry collaborates with States, other Federal agencies, tribes, landowners, and other partners to protect, conserve, and manage forests and community trees across the 20 Northeastern and Midwestern States and the District of Columbia. We provide leadership, technical support, sound science, and financial assistance to help ensure that our forests and trees continue to provide clean water, forest products, wildlife habitat, recreation, and other benefits for present and future generations.

21 USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry For information … Visit us at Contact us at Call our headquarters at For information … Visit us at Contact us at Call our headquarters at


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