St. Thomas, VI (September 22, 2009)- The Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program was established in 1978 with the passage of the Cooperative Assistance Forestry Act. The primary goal of the U&CF Program is to encourage citizen involvement in creating and supporting long-term and sustainable urban and community forestry projects throughout the Virgin Islands.
Each year the Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program receives money through a federal grant. This money is awarded on a competitive basis to community projects that support their goal of creating and supporting worthwhile programs throughout the Virgin Islands, including:
* Education and promotion of native trees and proper natural resource practices;
* Planting trees for soil erosion protection;
* Proper tree evaluation, selection and planting techniques; and
* Creation and distribution of techniques and materials.
Virgin Islands Urban and Community Forestry