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CFLRP Advisory Committee

CFLRP Advisory Committee Meetings and Recommendations

  • June 2021 Committee Meeting
    • The Advisory Committee met virtually June 29 - July 1, 2021 and developed recommendations for the Secretary.
    • See the Federal Register Notice for additional background on the Committee, the June meeting
    • June 2021 CFLRP Meeting notes
    • The Committee’s recommendations to the Chief of the Forest Service and the Secretary of Agriculture are available.
    • The Secretary of Agriculture approved the Committee’s ranked list of proposals recommended in the July 2021 letter to the Chief and Secretary.
  • June 2020 Committee Meeting & Recommendations
    • The Advisory Committee met virtually June 22 - June 25, 2020 and developed recommendations for the Secretary on CFLRP proposals.
    • See the Federal Register Notice for additional background on the Committee and the June meeting.
    • Notes from the June meeting are available.
    • The Committee’s recommendations to the Chief of the Forest Service and the Secretary of Agriculture are available.
    • The Secretary of Agriculture approved the Committee’s ranked list of proposals recommended in the July 2020 letter to the Chief and Secretary. The proposals will be funded in that order if and when funding is available.

What does the CFLRP Advisory Committee Do?

  • The purpose of the Committee is to evaluate, support, and provide recommendations on each nominated CFLRP project to the Secretary of Agriculture for final selections. It is solely advisory in nature.
  • To this end, the Advisory Committee is required to meet annually and may meet as often as is necessary to review and evaluate CFLRP proposals and make recommendations.

Who serves on the CFLRP Advisory Committee?

  • Committee members are appointed based on their expertise and knowledge in seven areas named in the CFLRP statute. The expertise areas, and current members named for each, are:
    • Ecological restoration,
      • Cecilia Clavet, The Nature Conservancy - Senior Policy Advisor, Forests and Fire
    • Fire ecology,
      • Matthew Hurteau, University of New Mexico, Department of Biology – Associate Professor
    • Fire management,
      • Kathleen McIntyre, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency - Forest Health Program Manager
      • Vernon Stearns, Intertribal Timber Council – President, Spokane Tribe of Indians – Fuels Manager
    • Rural economic development,
      • Emily Jane Davis, Oregon State University - Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Ecosystem Workforce Program Associate Director
      • Karen Hardigg, Owner, Hardigg Consulting, LLC
    • Strategies for ecological adaptation to climate change,
      • Jonathan Bakker, University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences – Professor
    • Fish and wildlife ecology,
      • Ray Vaughan, WildLaw – Retired, Founder and Director
    • Woody biomass and small-diameter tree utilization.
      • Brent Racher, Restoration Solutions LLC – Manager and Owner
  • The Committee consists of officials from academia; tribal, state, county, or similar agencies; non-government organizations; and related industries. Committee membership will be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented.
  • Review the Committee Charter document here.
  • Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be followed.
  • In order to avoid conflicts of interest, individuals directly involved in developing a CFLRP proposal and/or actively involved in a specific CFLRP collaborative(s) applying for a new project or extension do not serve on the Committee.