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USFS Engagement in Collaborative Implementation: Lessons from CFLRP and Beyond

Human-side of Restoration Webinar: USFS Engagement in Collaborative Implementation: Lessons from CFLRP and Beyond

The third webinar in the Human-side of Restoration Webinar Series was held March 4, 2014. The webinar discussed collaborative implementation of restoration projects, including a discussion of common challenges and lessons learned.

Presentations

USFS Engagement in Collaborative Implementation: Lessons from CFLRP and Beyond

William Butler, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Collaborative Planning, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Florida State University
Annie Schmidt, Director, Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition
Allen Rowley, Forest Supervisor, Fish Lake & Manti-La Salle National Forests

References

A Roadmap to Collaboration Before, During and After the NEPA Process

Closing the Feedback Loop: Evaluation and Adaptation in Collaborative Resource Management

Sample handover memo to ease USFS staff transitions

Process for orienting new members to ongoing community collaboratives

Speaker Bios

William Butler

Assistant Professor of Environmental & Collaborative Planning, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Florida State University

William's research examines collaborative process, design, structures, and interactions in natural resources and environmental management context, with a focus on practitioner and policy-level learning and change. His most recent work includes a four-year study of the U.S. Fire Learning Network and a five-year study of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. Contact William Butler

Annie Schmidt

Director, Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition & Onwer, Grindstone Environmental Services

The Chumstick Coalition is one of eight “fire adapted communities” pilot projects in the nation. Over the past 15 years, Annie has worked for both the Forest Service and collaborative groups, with a focus on public involvement, natural resource planning, capacity building, and non-profic management. She is the lead author of A Roadmap to Collaboration Before, During and After the NEPA Process. Contact Annie Schmidt

Allen Rowley

Forest Supervisor, Fish Lake & Manti-La Salle National Forests

Allen has experience working with collaborative groups around timber sales, motorized travel management planning, and sustainable livestock grazing in Montana and Utah. He was very active in the Utah Forest Restoration Working Group to develop guidelines for aspen restoration on national forests in Utah. Contact Allen Rowleyt