Improving Community Forests through Citizen Engagement

Improving Community Forests Through Citizen Engagement



Grants will be made to enable communities to increase their capacity to manage their community forest by creating or expanding their "volunteer-base" community forestry activities such as:

Grantees will be provided technical and educational support to mobilize a citizen volunteer program that will protect, improve, and maintain their community forest.


Eligible Applicants

Application Procedures

Grant Information

Evaluation Criteria

Awarding grants to applicants will be based on:

Award of Funds

Announcement of the funding proposal will follow the review and selection process. All proposals will be reviewed by DNR Forestry staff. Final selection of projects and award amounts will be determined by the Improving Community Forests Grant Review Committee.

Project Timeline


Program Funding

Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) as recommended by the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.

The trust fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by Minnesotans to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation and enhancement of the state's air, water, land, fish, wildlife and other natural resources.