Municipal and county governments can become accredited with the New Jersey Urban & Community Forestry program by developing and implementing a New Jersey Forest Service approved management plan for trees and forests, training and education, and annual reporting. Towns which are accredited with the New Jersey Urban & Community Forestry program have access to grants for development and implementation of their Community Forestry Management Plans and a basis for liability protection associated with local urban forestry programs.
a. Core training requirements must be maintained. If a core trained representative is no longer active in the local urban and community forestry program another representative must attend core training to fill the vacancy.
b. Eight (8) or more continuing education units (CEUs) must be earned by at least two (2) individuals annually. A person does not need to be core trained to earn CEUs for your community.
To access your municipality's current or previous year's Accreditation Status, please click on the link below:
For questions about NJUCF Accreditation, Core Training, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and annual reporting, Communityforestry@dep.nj.gov