VOF is requesting feedback on draft material for a new grant initiative focusing on offsetting the impact of forest fragmentation caused by the path of two natural gas pipelines. A press release and the draft material can be found on the VOF website here.
VOF is calling the initial fund the Forest and Community Opportunities for Restoration and Enhancement Fund (Forest CORE Fund). The name is to represent both the forest cores (large acreage tracts of forest with high ecological integrity) that are being targeted for protection as well as to represent the importance of involving the community in this work.
This email is to notify you of the material and to request your feedback. There is no deadline to provide input, but VOF is encouraging people to provide written comments by noon on August 21.
Input received after this date will be reviewed and considered for subsequent grant rounds.
The VOF Board of Trustees will meet August 22 to review and approve the fund materials. The program will be announced publicly by the end of August.
If you have questions, please contact Emily White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-282-7054.