US Forest Service Receives $10 Billion in New Funding

On Thursday (11-17-22), while addressing the 7th annual workshop of the Montana Forest Collaboration (MFC) about forest conservation, recreation, and resource utilization, US National Forest Service Chief Randy Moore announced that $10 billion will soon help fund work in forests around the US.

Moore told the MFC, which is made up representatives of conservation groups, counties, and lumber companies, that $10 billion has been allocated to the Forest Service through the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Act. He also said the Forest Service is working to make it easier to disburse grant funds to group who will partner with the agency on the upcoming work.

Moore said funds would go toward reforestation, wildfire management, and combating the effects of climate change, and should begin to be made available starting next year.

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