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United States Department of Agriculture

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

Complete Commitment to Restoration

The purpose of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes.

CFLRP Reauthorized

The 2018 Farm Bill, which became law on December 20, 2018, includes a reauthorization of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) through fiscal year 2023. See the Farm Bill language about CFLRP (amendments to the original 2009 CFLRP legislation on pg. 376). Depending on appropriations, the 13 CFLRP projects selected in 2012 will be prioritized for funding their final two years of planned implementation.

We will be recruiting strong candidates, through the CFLRP Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), to consult with the Secretary on decisions regarding new project selection and case-by-case extensions for existing 10-year projects. Per the legislation, the FACA Advisory Panel nominations will include experts in:

  • Ecological restoration
  • Fire ecology
  • Fire management
  • Rural economic development
  • Strategies for ecological adaptation to climate change
  • Fish and wildlife ecology
  • Woody biomass and small-diameter tree utilization

Applications for FACA panel members will be available soon and posted on this website. Applications for new CFLRP project areas and extensions for 2010 CFLRP projects are expected to be released summer 2019 and will available on this website as well.

Report Released! "Strategies for Success Under Forest Service Restoration Authorities"

Between April-September of 2017 third-party researchers investigated Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) and the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership (JCLRP) to obtain detailed perspective about our questions and reach external partners. The objectives were to understand the value added by the CFLRP and JCLRP, to identify factors that support success and persistent challenges, and to inform future implementation and design of collaborative restoration approaches.

Strategies for Success Under Forest Service Restoration Authorities (PDF, 7.24 MB)

Highlights

Peer Learning Sessions

The Forest Service with the National Forest Foundation hosts and is recording a series of peer learning sessions about Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program issues. Read more…