Community Forestry Program grants available

Farm Forum

PIERRE, S.D. — Grant funds are available to help preserve forest areas threatened by conversion to nonforest uses.

The U.S. Forest Service will provide financial assistance to local governments, tribal governments and qualified nonprofit entities through Community Forest Program grants. The funds may be used to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits.

For more information and an application, please go to

The deadline to return applications is January 13, 2017.