PARTNERSHIPS AND COOPERATOR PROJECTS
Partnerships provide opportunities to match
funds and labor to projects. They increase local
involvement in Forest Service programs. The
projects may be small, such as Eagle Scout
projects, or they can involve the construction
of entire recreation complexes through publicprivate
ventures. Smaller projects are sometimes
under-designed and under-supervised, resulting
in facilities that lack the quality image or sense
of permanence the Forest Service desires.
The guide helps prospective partners understand
the desired character and standards for
facilities. The guide provides managers with a
clear image that will help them evaluate and
oversee proposed improvements.