Community forests

Official town forests are really a 20th century invention...brought to the United States by European scientific foresters, and a response to depleted timberlands and the growing conservation movement.

Today the White House Rural Council (the Council) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a symposium on wood as part of the Council's work to enhance economic opportunity in rural America.

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) and The... Read more

The small town of Errol, N.H., created a Community Forest in 2005, and a new study shows that the town-owned and managed forest, called 13 Mile Woods Community Forest, contributes... Read more

For over a hundred and fifty years, the people of The Forks region have based their livelihood on working forests. This rural North Woods community's economy rises and falls on the forestry and recreation taking place primarily on vast private industrial... Read more

Map of completed projects in Vermont through 2013.

Sprucewood Forest is a key linkage to existing conservation lands. The wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and recreational value of this property make the forest a conservation priority for the town of Durham. Because the property is situated along the... Read more

Map of The Trust for Public Land's projects in Maine, 1993-2012

Ryan Creek is a tributary of the Humboldt Bay, a coastal lagoon on California's rugged North Coast. The creek's watershed provides habitat for stable populations of spawning Coho, cutthroat and steelhead, and several rare or endangered species including... Read more

 

Money might grow on trees, after all. In Barre Town, Vermont, a new study shows how creating a community forest could help boost the local economy.

 

Amidst the granite... Read more

The Town of Albany worked with The Trust for Public Land to create a 300-acre town forest on the eastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Protecting the land from development preserves the backdrop of part of the scenic Kancamagus... Read more

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