Rep. Malliotakis on Urban Forests
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11)
Energy Innovation Agenda: Natural Solutions & Conservation
Bill: Urban Forests Act of 2021
Urban forests are important sources of carbon sequestration and sequestered nearly 130 million metric tons of carbon in 2018. The Urban Forests Act of 2021 would enhance and maintain urban forests across the nation by creating a competitive matching grant program that leverages the success of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA Program and creating new jobs in urban areas focused on innovative new wood products and urban forest management.
The Urban Forests Act of 2021 also makes carbon sequestration a priority of and increases funding for the Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, improves data collection on urban forests, and enhances urban forestry research by coordinating existing programs.
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