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USDA Forest Service “ForUsTree” Initiative

Community Health

Regional Air Quality

Climate Equity

Assessing Climate Impacts

Mitigating Climate Change

Planning & Adapting for Climate

Nature-based Infrastructure

HARC, in partnership with a collaborative of organizations, was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service for an initiative that will increase tree canopy, foster community resilience, and improve access to employment in underserved communities in Houston and Harris County.

The initiative, “ForUsTree: Creating an Inclusive Community Canopy within Houston and Harris County,” will use equitable and inclusive engagement and a community-based approach to implement multiple tree plantings, reforestation projects, and educational activities in the region’s most vulnerable areas. The partnership for the initiative includes ten Harris County and City of Houston governmental agencies, five nonprofit partners, and an educational organization.

To learn more about the ForUsTree project, click here.


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