Cooperative Forestry programs help people help themselves.
Individuals and families own more forestland in the South than in any other region of the United States.
These forests are considered the backbone of the forest industry.
Through the Urban & Community Forestry Programs, people learn about the power of growing trees in their back yard, whereby cities and communities become more livable.
The Forest Land Enhancement Program helps private forest landowners implement sustainable forestry objectives to safeguard healthy forests, clean air and clean water for the South's rapidly growing population.
Private landowners are offered incentives through the Forest Legacy program to preserve their lands long-term, reducing the chances that millions of acres will be lost to future generations.
State forestry agencies work in partnership with the USDA Forest
Service and other partners, providing services to American Indian
tribes, local communities, organizations, groups and citizens of urban
and rural communities.