What Is The Emergency Forest Restoration Program?
The Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) helps the owners of non-industrial private forests restore forest health damaged by natural disasters. The EFRP does this by authorizing payments to owners of private forests to restore disaster damaged forests.
The local FSA County Committee implements EFRP for all disasters with the exceptions of drought and insect infestations. In the case of drought or an insect infestation, the national FSA office authorizes EFRP implementation.
Why Is The EFRP Important?
Forests provide shelter for wildlife, help provide nutrients for soil, and help protect water supplies. By restoring forests and forest health the EFRP works to protect natural resources and wildlife habitats.
For information about enrolling in EFRP because of severe drought or damage to a forest you own please click this link.
Owners should check with their local FSA office to find out about EFRP sign-up periods after a natural disaster has occurred.
For a list of FAQs, visit Ask FSA.
Contact Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency