Community Forestry Grants

Community Forestry

The Alaska Community Forestry Program offers grants to local governments and nonprofits to assess, inventory, and manage public trees and forests in communities. Cities with current inventories and management plans are eligible for grants to implement those plans.

Small grants for other community forestry activities are also available occasionally. Please contact the Community Forestry office for more information.


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Community Orchard and Food Forest Grants

These grants will support the testing and demonstration of fruit trees (and possibly nut trees) that can be grown in Alaska. Trees may be planted in an orchard or in public landscapes throughout a community. These projects will help us evaluate the success of different fruit trees and community orchard and food forest models, share results, and make recommendations.

Consider planting a food forest that mimics a natural forest ecosystem. Include trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals to create the layers found in a forest. A food forest produces a variety of foods; improves the soil; and attracts pollinators, birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects.

For information, see the Request for Proposals, Application, and Grant Report.


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