Thursday, July 23, 2020

US Forest Service Awards 2 Forest Markets Expansion Grants In Pennsylvania

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is supporting the development and expansion of forest markets by awarding
eight grants totaling nearly $1.45 million through the agency’s Wood Education and Resource Center, including two grants in Pennsylvania.
The Warren County-based Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council was a recipient.

Their team will evaluate the carbon, economic, and community impacts of management strategies that attempt to maximize carbon dioxide sequestration through forest management.

The team includes the U.S. Forest Service, state, and private forestry staff supported by consultants with experience in forest and carbon modeling.

The second grant was awarded to Crawford County-based Wilson Engineering Services, PC to provide assistance to early-stage wood-to-energy projects across the U.S. as requested by state, private and federal partners. 

Wilson Engineering will also support preliminary carbon modeling work on eastern forests.

The U.S. Forest Service partners with the forest products industry on sustainable forest products in the 35 states of the eastern hardwood forest region. 

The Wood Education and Resource Center provides state-of-the-art training, technology transfer, networking opportunities, applied research, and information.

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(Mostly reprinted from the July 22 DCNR Resource newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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[Posted: July 23, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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