Community Forest and Open Space Program

The purpose of the program is to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits such as sustainable forest management, environmental benefits including clean air, water, and wildlife habitat; benefits from forest-based educational programs; benefits from serving as models of effective forest stewardship; and recreational benefits secured with public access.


Eligible lands for grants funded under this program are private forest that is at least five acres in size, suitable to sustain natural vegetation, and at least 75 percent forested. The lands must also be threatened by conversion to nonforest uses, must not be held in trust by the United States on behalf of any Indian tribe or allotment lands, and if acquired by an eligible entity, must provide defined community benefits under CFP and allow public access.

More information about CFP can be found under the grants tab and at the USDA website here.


Michelle Roberts

2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Fax: 775-684-2571

The Community Forest and Open Space Program is funded through grants from the US Forest Service.
NDF and the USFS is an equal opportunity service provider.

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