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$1.5M Grant aims to improve forestry conservation for western Maine

Sep. 29, 2022

Landowners will work with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to diagnose and remedy the needs of their land. BRADLEY, Maine — Maine is known for its rolling hills full of trees, with…

U.S. Forest Service

Partnerships help private landowners tackle effects of climate change

Sep. 23, 2022

As the weather turns cooler and seasons shift to autumn, people are drawn to the vibrant colors of New England’s forests. At the same time, few people may realize the complexity of these…

Maine Public

Maine’s North Woods are a carbon storage machine. They could do even more for climate mitigation

Sep. 23, 2022

For more than 200 years, Maine’s North Woods, in excess of 10 million acres, have supported a timber-based economy along with wildlife and outdoor recreation. This is the largest undeveloped…

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Historic Investment in Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities and Rural Projects – Hear What They’re Saying

Sep. 22, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Biden-Harris Administration through the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70…

Concord Monitor

$30 million project wonders if forests can store more carbon and still be useful

Sep. 19, 2022

We live in a capitalist society, for better or worse, so if we want something done we need to attach some money to it. One of the things we want done in the face of the climate emergency is to have…

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United States Department of Agriculture to fund push to store carbon in New England forests

Sep. 18, 2022

PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a major push to try to store more carbon in New England’s forests. The agency said Wednesday that the New England…

U.S. News & World Report

USDA to Fund Push to Store Carbon in New England Forests

Sep. 15, 2022

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a major push to try to store more carbon in New England’s forests. The agency said Wednesday that the New England…

Portland Press Herald

USDA to fund push to store carbon in New England forests

Sep. 15, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a major push to try to store more carbon in New England’s forests. The agency said Wednesday that the New England Climate-Smart Forest Partnership…

Bangor Daily News

USDA to fund push to store carbon in New England forests

Sep. 15, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a major push to try to store more carbon in New England’s forests. The agency said Wednesday that the New England Climate-Smart Forest Partnership…

The Associated Press

USDA to fund push to store carbon in New England forests

Sep. 15, 2022

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a major push to try to store more carbon in New England’s forests. The agency said Wednesday that the New England…

Maine Congressional Delegation

Delegation Announces $385 Million to Support Maine Farmers, Loggers and Mitigate Climate Change

Sep. 15, 2022

$35 million for Wolfe’s Neck Farm and $30 million for the New England Forestry Foundation will help create market opportunities for Maine farmers and loggers using climate-smart production…

Maine Public

USDA grants $30 million for increased carbon storage in New England forests

Sep. 14, 2022

The U.S Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday funding for what’s being called a potentially transformational pilot program to help forest landowners in Maine and the rest of New…