Current Projects

Community Forest Program Tribal Outreach

With funding from the USDA Forest Service and matching support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, First Nations’ Community Forest Program Tribal Outreach project provides support and resources to tribal entities in the Northern Great Plains and Southwest regions that are seeking to acquire or establish community forests.

Through this project, First Nations is hosting informational webinars and developing resources to help tribal entities interested in applying for funding through the USDA Forest Service’s Community Forest Program. In addition, at least three selected federally recognized tribes and qualified nonprofits will receive targeted technical assistance in developing project proposals for this funding opportunity.

Federally recognized tribes, qualified nonprofits, and local governments that are interested in establishing community forests that provide a variety of community benefits are eligible to apply for the USDA Forest Service grant.

  • Learn more about the USDA Forest Service’s Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program.
  • Keep an eye on this page for future resources and support opportunities specifically created for interested tribes and tribal entities.
  • Stay informed about resources developed through this project — Join our mailing list by entering your name and email below.
  • Join us for our first webinar, Community Forest Program Opportunities for Tribes and Native-led Conservation Organizations. Get details here


Community Forest Program Webinar Series

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