WASHINGTON, DC—The Forest Service is committed to working with others to do the right work in the right place at the right scale. To achieve landscapes that are resilient to fire and other disturbances, we need to take a more integrated approach to prioritizing our investments where they will have the greatest impact. To that end, we have a new for working more closely with states, tribes and other partners.
To assist all agency staff in understanding, communicating and implementing the Shared Stewardship Strategy, Chief Christiansen has convened a (internal link) to provide information, tools and direct assistance to agency colleagues. This group recently:
- Launched a Shared Stewardship webpage
- Developed an
- Started an internal collection of tools and
- Created an internal for Forest Service land and program manager, district rangers, and other practitioners to ask questions and share their experiences.
We hope that you find these resources helpful in your shared stewardship understanding and efforts. Please share your ideas, successes and challenges in the online forum and let us know what other tools or resources you would find helpful.
The challenges to public and private lands demand a (internal link), and our responses to these challenges will not be one-size-fits-all. At its essence, shared stewardship is an invitation, a call to action to share priority setting to determine land management needs at the state level and at large scales across boundaries.