By David BeasleyThe Department of Forestry and Forest Products has released its annual report for 2017.
The department is expected to report its annual revenue and operating expenses by the end of December.
The report is part of the department’s fiscal year, which begins on April 1.
The budget for the fiscal year 2018, which ended April 1, 2019, will be released on September 30.
The Department will be releasing its 2017-18 fiscal year budget on September 25.
The department’s annual report also reveals that the department is expecting an increase in its revenue of $15 million, or 1.2 percent, in fiscal year 2017-2018.
That is a 7.5 percent increase over the $13 million revenue in fiscal years 2016-17 and 2015-16.
The budget for 2018-19 will be $18.5 million, up $6.9 million from the previous year.
The $5 million budget for conservation efforts, including conservation of trees and shrubs and conservation of wetlands, is up $5.4 million, the department said.
It also said that the budget for wildlife conservation, including habitat protection, is $6 million.