Alaska Community Forest Council

Alaska Community Forest Council at the University of
Alaska Anchorage on May 8, 2015.

The Alaska Community Forest Council is a nonprofit organization with 15 members from across the state. Members advise the Division of Forestry on how to develop and deliver community forestry programs to Alaskans, support education, and encourage public involvement. Members make recommendations on the criteria, guidelines, and award of community forestry grants from the division. The council meets four times a year and holds regular teleconferences. All meetings are open to the public.

Arbor Day Grants Available

Alaskans will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Arbor Day in our state on May 16, 2016. This is the day that we plant trees and celebrate their beauty and the services and products they provide that we could not live without. Events will be held around the state. Watch for announcements about how you can participate.

The Alaska Community Forest Council wants to help you celebrate with small grants to host an Arbor Day event. Grants of $100 to $500 will help to plant a tree or sponsor other activities that promote Arbor Day in Alaska and highlight the 50th anniversary. The deadline for proposals is Feb. 12, 2016.

For more information on the grant, an application, and ideas about how to celebrate Arbor Day, see


Alaska Community Forest Council factsheet (PDF)

Alaska Community Forest Council Bylaws (Word)

Alaska Community Forest Council & Division of Forestry Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)

Alaska Community Forest Council Minutes (PDF)

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