Reforestation assistance for landowners who need to replant after the wildfire

Emergency Forest Restoration Program application deadline extended to January 30, 2021. Do you need financial assistance to pay for re-planting burned areas?  Under the USDA Emergency Forest Restoration Program you may qualify for funding to cover up to 75% of the cost of re-planting some of the areas that burned. The deadline for applications has been extended to January 30, 2021. Contact your local office of the Farm Service Agency to apply https://beav.es/JTi .

Were you affected by the 2020 wildfires? Do you need to plant trees? Have you ordered the seedlings you need? If you need to plant trees and have not been able to find seedlings, please fill out this online survey form https://beav.es/seedlings . We are developing a new program to provide seedlings at fair market prices for landowners affected by the fires. We are working on an order for 2021-2022, to be followed by longer range nursery orders to meet expected demand over the next several years.

Due to the wildfires, availability of tree seedlings and tree planters is expected to be far short of what is needed over the next few years. OSU Extension is working with the Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Oregon Department of Forestry, US Forest Service, and other partners to assess the reforestation need and develop extra capacity to produce seedlings and plant trees. We want to know who needs trees (and how many) in order to set our targets for aggregated seedling orders for people who have not been able to find trees.

If you are interested in ordering seedlings through this program please use the survey form to get on our list and we will get back in touch with you with further details about seedling availability.  Reforestation Assistance Survey  https://beav.es/seedlings

If you have questions, please contact Glenn Ahrens glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu  503-655-8631

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