2012 Project Selections and Work Plans

On February 2, 2012, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new report, Increasing the Pace of Restoration and Job Creation on our National Forests (PDF, 5.9 MB), that outlines a strategy and series of actions for management on 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

As part of the accelerated restoration strategy, $40 million for 20 forest and watershed restoration projects have been announced for the upcoming year. The funding includes ten new projects under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program, continued funding for the original 10 projects selected under the CFLR program in 2010, and an additional $4.6 million to support other high priority restoration projects.

2012 Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Projects

The following 10 new Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program projects are approved for funding in 2012:

  1. Burney-Hat Creek Basins Project, California (PDF, 1.8 MB) - $605,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 168 KB)
  2. Pine-Oak Woodlands Restoration Project, Missouri (PDF, 2.9 MB) - $617,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 111 KB)
  3. Shortleaf-Bluestem Community Project, Arkansas and Oklahoma (PDF, 693 KB) - $342,00
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 532KB)
  4. Weiser-Little Salmon Headwaters Project, Idaho (.docx, 2.9 MB) - $2,450,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 148 KB)
  5. Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative, Idaho (PDF, 2.4 MB) - $324,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 162 KB)
  6. Southern Blues Restoration Coalition, Oregon (PDF, 3.8 MB) - $2,500,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 172 KB)
  7. Lakeview Stewardship Project, Oregon (.docx, 3.2 KB) - $3,500,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 202 KB)
    2. Proposed Revision of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Proposal, Lakeview Stewardship Unit, Fremont-Winema National Forests (PDF, 667 KB) - thhis proposed revision was approved for implementation in spring of 2013.
  8. Zuni Mountain Project, New Mexico (PDF, 1.5 MB) - $400,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 177 KB)
  9. Grandfather Restoration Project, North Carolina (.doc, 6.6 MB) - $605,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 621 KB)
  10. Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group Cornerstone Project, California (PDF, 114 KB) - $730,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 132 KB)

Other Restoration Projects

The following three projects are considered high priority restoration and are approved for funding in 2012 outside of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Act:

  1. Northeast Washington Forest Vision 2020, Washington (PDF, 2.0 MB) - $968,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 184 KB)
  2. Ozark Highlands Ecosystem Restoration, Arkansas (PDF, 1.0 MB) - $959,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 185 KB)
  3. Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration and Hazardous Fuels Reduction, De Soto National Forest, National Forests in Mississippi  (.docx, 3.0 MB) - $2,710,000
    1. 2012 Work Plan (PDF, 153 KB)