Administration Budget for FY 2009 Released

Washington, DC (February 4, 2008)- The President’s budget was released today. All State and Private Forestry programs experienced big cuts, with Urban and Community Forestry scheduled for an 82% reduction resulting in a $5 million budget. In the coming weeks, Alliance for Community Trees will work with its partners in the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition to develop a response and recommendations for the FY 2009 budget. We will keep ACT members and other urban forestry advocates informed and invite state and local entities to add their support to the united message of support for urban forests in our nation’s budget.

Related Resources:
2009 S&PF Administration Budget
ACT Recommendations for FY09 Budget
State Foresters Denounce Federal Funding Cut