What is the LCCMR grant project?
The LCCMR grant project aims to provide technical and educational support to diversify, maintain, and monitor their community forests through the assistance of citizen volunteers in 12 recipient communities throughout the state. The grant is supported by The University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources, Tree Trust, the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa, and HandsOn Twin Cities in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources through the "Improving Community Forests Through Citizen Engagement" grant. Funding for this project has been provided by The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).
What are the intended outcomes?
The purpose of this grant is to create and expand community volunteer groups to participate in tailored programming that may include:
- monitoring tree health
- conducting tree inventories
- conducting proper tree planting practices
- developing a tree watering schedule
- conducting tree pruning
With the help of the project partners, each community will be educated on the programming through a series of professionally led classroom and outdoor sessions in order to sustain their volunteer program.
What communities are involved?
The following communities are recipients of the LCCMR grant. Click on each community to learn more!