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Introducing the Forestry Education and Workforce Act of 2021
Rep. Russ Fulcher (ID-01)
Energy Innovation Agenda: Natural Solutions & Conservation
Bill: Forestry Education and Workforce Act of 2021

One of the biggest barriers to reforestation is current labor shortages. The Forestry Education and Workforce Development Act of 2021 addresses this issue by authorizing $20 million in education grants for land grant colleges and universities and community colleges and vocational schools to enhance their forestry programs, recruit and retain new forestry students, and provide hands-on experience and apprenticeship opportunities to students pursuing careers in forestry.

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