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USFS Issues Old Growth Technical and Reforestation Strategy Reports

USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior have worked together on two reports required under Executive Order 14072 (4/27/2022) that calls for strengthening the nation’s forests, communities, and local economies.

Mature and Old-Growth Forests: Definition, Identification, and Initial Inventory on Lands Managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management contains the first national inventory of old-growth and mature forests on these lands.

Reforestation Goals and Assessments, and a Climate-Informed Plan to Increase Federal Seed and Nursery Capacity in which DOI and USDA outline an agency-specific target to reforest over 2.3 million acres nationwide by 2030. The report also includes an opportunity assessment of voluntary reforestation (in acres) through federal programs and partnerships.

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