Massachusetts Town Forest Conference (Ashland, MA)

We are excited to announce the Massachusetts Town Forest Conference, a free event with registration and agenda available at The conference promotes collaboration between professionals and volunteers who manage community forests, including foresters, planners, arborists, conservation commission members, land trusts, non-profit organizations, and forest landowners. It recognizes local efforts to enhance the climate resilience…… Continue reading →

Maine SWCD coordinates Arbor Day event for elementary students

Maine’s Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District helped coordinate a tree planting event on Arbor Day with elementary students from Lisbon Community School. “We planned a full schedule so all students would have time to be outside, learn about their local forest ecosystem, and participate in planting a native tree,” said Emma Lorusso, Androscoggin…… Continue reading →

ABFFC logo

Coalition provides resources to forest farmers

By Mike Beacom The Appalachia Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) is connecting forest farmers (both new and experienced) with one another across the East Coast, as well as supporting agencies and programs to enhance and grow the agroforestry practice. The coalition provides members with a network of resources including in-depth, multiday training and technical resources…… Continue reading →

Local Residents Help Maine SWCD Track Street Trees

Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) partnered with neighborhood residents to establish a tree inventory in Houlton, Maine, which will guide the district in future street tree diversity and help increase tree canopy. The idea grew three years ago when District Manager Angie Wotton was talking with residents over coffee, and talk turned…… Continue reading →

RCD Helping Bring Community Forest to Life

The Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is carrying out a local man’s vision to expand a grove of Coast Redwoods into a community forest. “We’ve been marginally involved the past couple of years – Paul’s (Asmuth) been talking with our forester – and last year we were brought in for this large volunteer event,”…… Continue reading →

Helping Kids Understand the ‘Why’ of Forestry

For the Tillamook School District, located about 70 miles west of Portland, Oregon, Envirothon is almost a rite of passage when it comes to learning about forestry. “We’re a forestry community,” Tillamook High School Natural Resources Career Technical Education and Science Teacher Lori Loeffler said. “We have two mills in town, so these kids have…… Continue reading →

South Dakota Districts Pool Resources to Address EAB

Kingsbury Conservation District was recently awarded funding from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR), Resource Conservation and Forestry Division for an urban forestry project to address the emerald ash borer (EAB). The insect was confirmed in the southeastern portion of the state in two counties in 2020, killing green ash in…… Continue reading →

Latest News

Calendar of Events

Find your Local District

Accessibility Toolbar