"The Urban Wood Project began as a quest to reclaim urban wood and it very quickly became about so much more."
– Sarah Hines, USDA Forest Service

In Baltimore, MD there are more than 46,000 vacant or assumed-vacant homes. For years, the city has been tearing them down and disposing of the materials, leaving scars on the landscape, holes in communities, and condemning premium materials to rot in city landfills.

The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with Humanim and Room & Board - among others - are working to change this dynamic. See how a simple quest to reclaim urban wood transformed into an opportunity to reduce waste, create jobs in underserved communities, and restore landscapes by replacing vacant lots with community green spaces and parks that benefit everyone.

See how The Urban Wood Project is #forestproud.

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