This program is a pilot project with an initial round of funding. The goal is to aid communities in putting forest stewardship into practice and to help connect the local citizens to their forest and the benefits these forests provide, including
- A local source of wood products
- Clean water
- Wildlife habitat.
These are 50-50 matching reimbursement grants.
You can find more information on forest stewardship from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Municipalities that have town forest or water supply land currently enrolled in the Forest Stewardship Program are eligible to apply for this program.
Estimated Application Deadline: Twice yearly; September 30 and May 30.
Average Grant Size: $1,000 to a maximum of $15,000
FY 2011 Spending: $30,000
For more information, you can contact:
(978) 368-0126 ext. 129