Foresters Fund Awards $11,100 to Local Units in September
September 27, 2023
Foresters Fund grants provide resources to SAF local units for education and outreach projects that cultivate future forestry leaders and enhance public understanding of sustainable forest management. This September, six projects received $11,100 of regular Foresters Fund grant funding. Four of these projects are profiled below.
- Appalachian SAF’s Pee Dee Chapter in South Carolina will host two field trips to connect underserved forest landowners with resources for building generational wealth. One of these field tours will take participants to a nursery to explore reforestation options and advancements in tree genetics. A second field tour will focus on the importance of incorporating cultural preservation into forest management and planning.
- The Purdue Student Chapter of Indiana SAF will work with several partner groups to restore the woodlands behind McCutcheon High School, an area currently used for science classes and cross-country team training. Their collaborative work will include removing invasive species, installing interpretive signage, and hosting a field day for second graders.
- Mississippi SAF will use their Foresters Fund grant to extend their successful Teachers Conservation Workshops series. These workshops help local teachers integrate natural resources conservation into their classrooms through instruction, demonstration, and practical exercises.
- Oregon SAF will host the 2024 Pacific Northwest Leadership Conference in collaboration with the Wildlife Society. The aim of this long-running event is to support the development of forestry leaders in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.
Over the course of 2023, SAF awarded 18 Foresters Fund grants—totaling more than $48,000 in funding—to grassroots outreach efforts across the country. To learn more about the Foresters Fund, click here.
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