Conservation, Protection, and Enhancement of Forest Canopies in Rural Communities and Small Municipalities

Grants and Contracts Details


LSR Scope of Work The Urban Forest Initiative (UFI) will work with small municipalities to map and inventory community trees, quantify their ecosystem benefits, and identify canopy deficiencies. We will assist selected small communities in generating landscape plans to create healthy forests along the urban-suburban-rural transition, enhancing tree species diversity, increasing resilience to decline associated with biotic and abiotic forces, while maximizing ecosystem benefits. Additionally, UFI will deliver training in tree care to initiate a pathway for arboriculture job training. This three-year project leverages UFI’s expertise in mapping, planning, wellness, and community engagement.
Effective start/end date2/1/216/30/24


  • KY Division of Forestry: $406,337.00


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