Landowner Resources

Helping your forest thrive

The Working Woods Resource Hub (Growing Resilient Forests Program) is committed to empowering small woodlot owners with technical assistance, locally adapted native trees, and climate-smart forest management plans across the Lake Erie Allegheny Region. This expanded program will support resilient forests, promote forest management and advance market readiness for landowners.

Landowner assistance and outreach

In the Lake Erie Allegheny ecoregion, we will provide essential assistance and outreach. Our team of consulting foresters will work closely with landowners to develop and execute climate-smart forest management plans tailored to their specific needs and goals. This personalized approach ensures that landowners receive the support they need to enhance the resilience of their forests. If you’d like to sign up to receive email updates as this program launches, sign up for the Working Woods newsletter!

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A source for locally adapted trees

As part of our program, the Holden Seed Bank will launch an initiative to address the crucial need for genetically diverse and locally adapted seeds and plants. By increasing the availability of these resources, we will empower landowners to engage in forest plantings that are better equipped to thrive in their specific environment. This initiative not only contributes to the resilience of individual forests but also supports the overall health and biodiversity of the Great Lakes region.

Learn about the Holden Seed Bank

Forest management education

Education is key to empowering landowners and fostering resilient forests. We will provide comprehensive education on climate-smart forest management practices that equip landowners with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage their forests and also offer pathways for participation in carbon and non-timber forest product (NTFP) markets. By promoting sustainable forest management practices and facilitating market participation, we are creating a win-win scenario for landowners and the environment.

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Support for this program

In March of 2024, Holden Forests & Gardens received $1.8M from the U.S. Forest Service to expand forest landowner support in the Great Lakes Region. This grant is a part of the nearly $145 million from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act—the largest climate investment in history—to connect forest landowners with emerging climate markets as part of the Investing in America agenda.

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Fill out this form to indicate if you’d like to be involved in the program or get on our mailing list for news and information on the Working Woods Resource Hub.

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