New Projects: Putting Our Foresters’ Fund Dollars to Work
April 1, 2021
Six Foresters’ Fund proposals were approved for the February 15 deadline with for a combined total of $9,000 awarded. Congratulations to Montana SAF and Colorado-Wyoming SAF for having two approved proposals each, and to Intermountain SAF and Dakotas SAF for approval of their applications.
Projects funded include interpretive signage to inform and promote the value of sustainable forest management and forest health actions to the public; increasing awareness about the connections between foresters that manage forested lands and urban foresters that manage community forestlands to key stakeholders and the pubic; support of a woman-focused event to bring family forest owners together and provide skills and tools to help them manage their forests; professional filming to produce live-streamed lessons on forest and natural resource management to fifth graders; and engaging middle and high school aged learners in actively exploring green forest careers.
Don’t miss out on the next opportunity to apply for Foresters’ Fund grants – proposals for regular, special, and leadership development grants are due June 15. Get that pencil out and start working on your proposal today! All proposals require state executive committee approval, so don’t delay. You can find an application form and additional details here.
For 2021, the SAF Board has allocated $40,000 in funding for regular and special grants and $40,000 for leadership development grants for a total of $80,000 available in local unit support.