For thousands of years, Samoans have depended on the resources forests provide for sustaining life and livelihood. The rich forests in American Samoa provide residents with numerous ecological, economic, and cultural values. Funded through the United States Forest Service's State & Private Forestry program, the American Samoa Community College Forestry Program is dedicated to the preservation, protection, enhancement, and management of the forests and related natural resources in American Samoa.
Projects and Programs
Forest Stewardship - provide technical and educational assistance to farmers and landowners
Forest Health - the eradication of flora and fauna invasive species and conservation of native species
Urban and Community Forestry - conduct community outreach, arborist education, and conservation activities
Arbor Day activities
Landscape Scale Restoration - restore high-priority watersheds through native tree plantings, stream debris removal, and conservation education activities. Collaboration effort with the village mayors, churches, and environmental agency partners.
State Fire Assistance program with the American Samoa Fire Bureau Division of the Department of Public Safety - fire prevention outreach, vegetation assessments, wildfire and safety training, and fire events and activities
Native and coastal tree planting, tree pruning, training, and supply distribution
Maintain a nursery for native tree distribution to the community
Forestry Advisory Council
Denis Sene Jr.
Forestry Program Manager
Forest Health Specialist
Fitiuta Fa'afoi Tony Mauga Lei
Urban Community Forestry Specialist
Forest Stewardship Specialist
Forestry Watershed Technician
Forestry Technician II
John Ah Sue Jr.
Extension Forestry Technician