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A wealth of publications, webinars, outreach materials, success stories, and other resources associated with the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program have been published in recent years. In addition to resources specific to the CFLRP, the Forest Service has also identified resources that may be of interest to the broader community of collaborative restoration practitioners. These resources have been compiled so that the stories, successes, and lessons learned regarding large-scale collaborative forest restoration can be shared. For additional resources and information, including recorded CFLRP Peer Learning Sessions, collaborative websites, monitoring plan examples, and research, please visit the CFLRP Page on the National Forest Foundation website.

Use the "Filter by Resource" checkbox on the right and/or the table below to review CFLRP resources. Clicking on the arrows in the table heading columns below will sort the entries alphabetically, ascending or descending.

If you know of additional resources that could be added to this list, please contact us at SM.FS.CFLRP@usda.gov.

Resource Title Organization Or Author Description Project Topic Area
Guide/ToolTool SearchNational Forest FoundationSearch for conservation and collaboration tools on a wide range of relevant topics-collaboration, general, implementation, monitoring, planning
Guide/ToolRural Development through Land StewardshipRural Voices for Conservation CoalitionPublished 2016-general, implementation
Guide/ToolPartnership Capacity AssessmentUSDA Forest ServiceThe Partnership Capacity Assessment Tool will help Forest Service managers assess the strengths that enable your team to conduct a partnership.Allcollaboration
Guide/ToolA Roadmap for Collaboration Before, During, After the NEPA ProcessNational Forest FoundationPublished 2013Allcollaboration, planning
Guide/ToolBreaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration HandbookDave Egan, Tayloe DubayPublished 2013Allgeneral
Guide/ToolFrom Ideas to Action: A Guide to Funding and Authorities for Collaborative ForestryRebecca Shively, Karen Hardigg, Rachel PlaweckiThis guidebook presents a menu of Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service tools and programs available to implement land stewardship on public and private lands, while providing insider tips and lessons learned.Allgeneral, implementation
Guide/ToolInnovative Contracting: A Guide for Collaborative Groups and Community PartnersCassandra Moseley, Emily Jane Davis, R. Patrick BixlerPublished 2015Allimplementation
Guide/ToolA Quick Guide to Conducting an Ecosystem Workforce AssessmentUniversity of OregonPublished 2007Allmonitoring, social and economic impacts
Guide/ToolAssessing, Planning, and Monitoring to Increase Local Economic Opportunities from RestorationCassandra Moseley, Autumn Ellison, Emily Jane DavisPublished 2015Allsocial and economic impacts
Guide/ToolForest Restoration and YouFour Forest Restoration Initiative Stakeholder GroupDouble-sided brochure with photos and overview of forest restorationFour Forest Restoration Initiativegeneral
News ArticleThe Longleaf Leader (Spring 2018) The Longleaf Alliance53 page magazine-style newsletterAccelerating Longleaf Pine Restorationgeneral
News ArticleUnderstanding Wildfires: Past, Present and FutureKUNC - Community Radio for Northern ColoradoThis news article provides an overview of the Front Range CFLR project's goals and research related to the project.Colorado Front Rangeimplementation, monitoring
News ArticleProject saved homes from fires, but can it be duplicated?Andrew Selsky, Associated PressDeschutes Collaborative Forest Project sees outcomes of work through collaboration, protecting communities and resources.Deschutes Collaborative Forest Projectimplementation, monitoring
News ArticleRestoration of Pine-Oak Woodlands in MissouriThe Wildlife ProfessionalLessons learned about balancing ecological, social, and economic concerns and the importance of providing the best possible information to all stakeholders in order to get informed input and guiding decisions.Missouri Pine Oak Woodlandcollaboration, social and economic impacts, monitoring
News ArticleTo Prevent Devastating Wildfires, Old Adversaries are Finding Ways to Work TogetherNW News Network (Regional Public Journalism)4 minute radio story with transcriptNortheast Washington Forest Vision collaboration
News ArticleThe Best of Both WorldsT.S. Last, Albuquerque JournalNew Jemez Pueblo venture helps prevent wildfires and build a sustainable community.Southwest Jemez Mountainsgeneral
News ArticleAncestral Pueblo Logging Practices Could Save New Mexico PinelandsHigh Country NewsArticle highlighting restoration and fuels management in the project area.Southwest Jemez Mountainsgeneral
News ArticlePartnership focuses on preventing large wildfires, their aftermathThe New Mexico Political ReportNews article about the Southwest Jemez Mountains CFLR projectSouthwest Jemez Mountainsimplementation, monitoring
News ArticleJim Creek to Lose 'Impaired' StatusPatrick Reilly Daily Inter LakeThe de-listing of Jim Creek demonstrates the value of agencies and partners working together toward a common goal.Southwestern Crown of the Continentcollaboration, implementation
PresentationUnderstanding and Addressing Critiques of CollaborationHarvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program in partnership with the National Forest FoundationThe Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program student team studied recent critiques of collaboration across the United States through interviews and other analysis.Allcollaboration
ReportOsceola National Forest CFLRP Monitoring Quarterly Report 3/18/2016 - 3/31/2017Sarah K. Brown and Dr. William E. PalmerBrief avian and ecological condition monitoring report.Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restorationmonitoring
ReportOsceola National Forest CFLRP Monitoring Quarterly Report (3/18/2016 - 3/31/2018)Sarah K. Brown and William E. Palmer Brief vegetation monitoring report.Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restorationmonitoring
ReportStrategies for Success Under Forest Service Restoration AuthoritiesCourtney Schultz, Kathleen McIntyre, Laren Cyphers, Autumn Ellison, Chad Kooistra, and Cassandra MoseleyThird party evaluation of the value added, success factors, and persistent challenges for CFLRP and the Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration partnership and considerations for the future.Allgeneral
ReportCFLR Project Annual ReportsUSDA Forest ServiceCFLR Project Annual Reports by Fiscal YearAllgeneral
ReportCollaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program 5 Year Report, FY 2010 - 2014USDA Forest ServicePublished 2015Allgeneral
ReportCollaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program 5-Year Report (Public Version)USDA Forest ServiceCFLR: Fulfilling the Purpose of the ActAllgeneral
ReportCollaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLRP): 2013 AccomplishmentsUSDA Forest ServiceThis document is an interim update on progress completed in 2013Allgeneral
ReportU.S. Forest Service open space conservationUSDA Forest ServiceThe Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) supports the Forest Service Open Space Conservation Strategy by encouraging the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes.Allgeneral
ReportCollaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Site VisitsUSDA Forest ServiceDuring Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014, teams from the Washington Office (WO) visited 12 of the 23 Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program projects.Allgeneral
Report2016-2018 U.S. Forest Service Project Site VisitsUSDA Forest ServiceThis report provides a high-level summary of the best practices and innovations observed during site visits to seven CFLR projects between 2016 and 2018 and discuss next steps for further improvements to the CFLR program.Allgeneral
ReportTracking Progress: The Monitoring Process Used in Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Projects in the Pacific NorthwestThomas DeMeo, Amy Markus, Bernard Bormann, Jodi LeingangPublished 2015Allmonitoring
ReportParticipatory Monitoring to Connect Local and Global Priorities for Forest RestorationConservation Biology; K. Evans; M.R. Guariguata; P.H.S. BrancalionParticipatory monitoring can help link global and local needs and capacities for forest restoration. This synthesis of current knowledge includes CFLRP.Allmonitoring
ReportBurney-Hat Creek Basins Project CFLRP Multiparty Monitoring Plan for Ecological Resources Version 2.0 (May 2018) Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest and Watershed Group, Lassen National ForestExtensive ecological monitoring plan that includes questions, sub-questions, priorities, scale, type, potential indicators, methodology, and responsibility.Burney-Hat Creek Basinsmonitoring
ReportWoodland Park Healthy Forest Initiative: Collaboration Case StudyColorado Forest Restoration InstituteThese case studies were composed of semi-structured anonymous interviews which focused on what the participants of the collaboratives perceived as the key accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned from their own experiences.Colorado Front Rangecollaboration
ReportPrinciples and Practices for the Restoration of Ponderosa Pine and Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests of the Colorado Front RangeAddington, Robert N.; Aplet, Gregory H.; Battaglia, Mike A.; Briggs, Jennifer S.; Brown, Peter M.; Cheng, Antony S.; Dickinson, Yvette; Feinstein, Jonas A.; Pelz, Kristen A.; Regan, Claudia M.; Thinnes, Jim; Truex, Rick; Fornwalt, Paula J.; Gannon, Benjamin; Julian, Chad W.; Underhill, Jeffrey L.; Wolk, BrettGeneral Technical Report 373 is designed to guide restoration practices and prioritize efforts to remove hazardous fuels in order to improve the overall health of Colorado's Front Range forests.Colorado Front Rangeimplementation
ReportColorado Front Range Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project: Ecological Monitoring of Treatment Effects on Stand Structure and Fuels through 2013Rob Addington, Kristen Pelz, Tony ChengPublished 2014Colorado Front Rangemonitoring
ReportCollaborative Implementation of Forest Landscape Restoration in the Colorado Front RangeGreg Aplet, Peter Brown, Sara Mayben, Dick Edwards, and Tony ChengPublished 2014Colorado Front Rangemonitoring, planning
ReportDesirable Forest Structures for a Restored Front RangeYvette DickinsonPublished 2014Colorado Front Rangeplanning
ReportFront Range Roundtable Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project: 2018 Ecological, Social and Economic Monitoring PlanColorado Forest Restoration InstituteThis document represents an update of the original monitoring plan as of 2017, which synthesizes the activities that have taken place since 2011 and provides guidance for future monitoring activities.Colorado Front Rangesocial and economic impacts, monitoring
ReportCollaborative restoration effect son forest structure in ponderosa pine-dominated forests of ColoradoForest Ecology and Management; Cannon et al.Report assesses the success of seven CFLRP treatments in achieving desired forest structure, and identifies and discusses constraints and recommendations.Colorado Front Range and Uncompahgre Plateaumonitoring
ReportDeschutes Collaborative Forest Project Ecological Monitoring Plan Final Draft (March 28, 2014)Glen Ardt and 36 other contributorsExtensive ecological monitoring plan that includes questions, metrics, methods, estimated costs, responsible parties, and products. Deschutes Collaborative Forest Projectmonitoring
ReportDeschutes Collaborative Forest Project Ecological Monitoring Plan: A Working Document (March 28, 2014)Deschutes Collaborative Forest ProjectProposed ecological monitoring questions, indicators, metrics, methods, data sources, data management, cost schedules, responsible parties, and products.Deschutes Collaborative Forest Projectmonitoring
ReportDinkey Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program 2018 Ecological Monitoring Annual ReportAmarina Wuenschel and Erin StacyExtensive ecological monitoring report with sections on forest stand structure & composition, fire & fuel dynamics, mammalian & avian wildlife, aquatic organisms, hydrology, geology, and livestock grazing.Dinkey Landscape Restoration Projectmonitoring
ReportMultiscale Landscape Pattern Monitoring Using Remote Sensing: The Four Forest Restoration InitiativeRemote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC)Workflow and methods developed and tested for assessing and monitoring landscape patterns using high-resolution imagery.Four Forest Restoration Initiativemonitoring
ReportRegional Economic Contributions of the Four Forest Restoration InitiativeEvan Hjerpe and Anne Mottek-LucasThis report helps to understand the extent of regional employment, income, and output impacts from 4FRI activities in 2017.Four Forest Restoration Initiativemonitoring, social and economic impacts
ReportWhite Mountain Stewardship Project: Final 10-year Socioeconomic AssessmentEcological Restoration InstitutesThe report explores the economic challenges and opportunities faced by the industry, and documents lessons learned that point to improvements to the stewardship-industry model.Four Forest Restoration Initiativesocial and economic impacts
ReportThe Economic Influence of Human Powered Recreation in Western North CarolinaOutdoor Alliance, Eastern Kentucky UniversityResearchers from Eastern Kentucky University found that outdoor recreation in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests generates $115 million in annual spending on paddling, climbing, and mountain biking — while also supporting local jobs and attracting both businesses and residents to Western North Carolina.Grandfather Restoration Projectsocial and economic impacts
Report2011 Long-Range Strategy for the Lakeview Federal Stewardship UnitLakeview Stewardship GroupThis updated long-range strategy is part of a unique, collaborative effort to help restore the ecological health of the 500,000-acre Lakeview Federal Stewardship Unit in the Fremont-Winema NF and provide economic and social benefits for the local community.Lakeviewmonitoring, planning
ReportSocial and Economic Monitoring for the Lakeview Stewardship Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProjectEric M White, Emily Jane Davis, Cassandra MoseleyPublished 2015Lakeviewmonitoring, social and economic impacts
ReportSocial and Economic Monitoring for the Lakeview Stewardship Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project: Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015Ecosystem Workforce ProgramThis second report examines the social and economic elements of the multiparty monitoring for FY14 and FY15 and highlights some of the project's accomplishments from its inception as well as changes in the social and economic conditions during this time period.Lakeviewsocial and economic impacts, monitoring
ReportDraft Ecological Monitoring Thoughts for MoPWR (April 10, 2012)Paul NelsonBrief ecological monitoring plan outline.Missouri Pine Oak Woodlandmonitoring
ReportNortheast Washington Forest Vision 2020 CFLR Project Monitoring Plan (September 10, 2013) UnknownExtensive ecological monitoring plan that includes questions, desired conditions, and methods. Northeast Washington Forest Vision monitoring
ReportBig Piney and Pleasant Hill Ranger Districts Plant Community Monitoring Report for 2011-12 and 2014-15Gabriel De Jong and Douglas Zollner Extensive plant community monitoring methods plus results.Ozark Highlands Ecosystem Restorationmonitoring
ReportEconomic Outcomes from the U.S. Forest Service Eastside StrategyEric M. White, Drew E. Bennett, Emily Jane Davis, Cassandra MoseleyPublished 2016Pacific Northwest Region Projectsmonitoring, social and economic impacts
ReportMeasuring the Benefits of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program for Local Communities in Northeast WashingtonChelsea P. McIverPublished 2016Pacific Northwest Region Projectsmonitoring, social and economic impacts
ReportSelway-Middle Fork Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program 5 Year Report 2010-2014USDA Forest Service, Clearwater Basic CollaborativeThe Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Clearwater Basin Collaborative and other partners came together to develop a comprehensive restoration strategy for the 1.4-million-acre Selway-Middle Fork ecosystem.Selway Middle Forkcollaboration
ReportClearwater Basin Collaborative Selway-Middle Fork CFLRP Project Area Ecological Data Collection and Analysis Technical Report (May 2013)Ecosystem Research GroupExtensive ecological monitoring plan plus analysis and results. Selway Middle Forkmonitoring
ReportClear Creek Aquatic Habitat Condition Assessment and Fish Population Monitoring (Dec. 2015)Stillwater SciencesThe goal of this project was to provide an inventory of habitat conditions, and document fish distribution and relative abundance in the Clear Creek watershed. Results from the assessment will serve as a baseline for comparison with future surveys.Selway Middle Forkmonitoring
ReportEconomic Contributions of Idaho's Forest Products Industry 2017University of Idaho2 pages of economic facts, figures, and diagrams related to economic benefitsSelway Middle Forksocial and economic impacts
ReportBlue Mountains Forest Partners Upland Forest Restoration Zones of Agreement (Version 2.0, April 2017)Blue Mountain Forest PartnersThese zones of agreement are intended to be the cornerstone of an adaptive management strategy, and these zones will be updated regularly to reflect lessons learned.Southern Bluescollaboration, monitoring, planning
ReportCollaboration and the Malheur Ten-Year Stewardship Contract (Fact Sheet 8)Ecosystem Workforce ProgramThis fact sheet illustrates how collaboratives and stakeholders have engaged in innovative contracting to increase social and economic outcomes such as local jobs, business health, and community wildfire risk reduction.Southern Bluescollaboration, social and economic impacts
ReportEconomic Activity from the Malheur 10-year Stewardship Contract: 2015-2017 (Fact Sheet 13)Ecosystem Workforce ProgramThis fact sheet analyzes some of the economic activity in Grant and Harney counties associated with work under the contract in years 2015 through 2017. A prior fact sheet examined the 2014 economic activity.Southern Bluessocial and economic impacts
ReportSouthwest Jemez Mountains CFLRP Monitoring Program Summary Report for 2010-2014: Natural and Cultural Resources SectionsR.R. Parmenter Monitoring report summarized from the 2015 “All Hands” meeting held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 2015.Southwest Jemez Mountainsmonitoring
ReportWater Quality and Stream Flow Monitoring in the Blackfoot River WatershedBlackfoot Challenge, Clearwater Resource CouncilThe data collected provides baseline knowledge of stream health in proposed CFLRP project areas (the Center Horse and Stonewall projects). In addition, this monitoring program engages youth and local citizens.Southwestern Crown of the Continenthydrology, monitoring
ReportSouthwestern Crown Partnership Agreements 2010-2016Southwestern Crown Collaborative2-page spreadsheet that lists the cooperators and the dollar value of the partnership agreementsSouthwestern Crown of the Continentimplementation
ReportForest Carnivore Monitoring in the Southwestern Crown of the Continent: 2015 Progress ReportSouthwestern Crown CollaborativeResults of the 2015 surveys for lynx, wolverine, and fisher that used snow tracking, bait stations, and genetic sampling. A previous report summarizes the results from the first three winters 2012-2014.Southwestern Crown of the Continentmonitoring
ReportWhite-headed Woodpecker Monitoring in the Little Crow Restoration Project Area FY2017Joan St. Hilaire (District Wildlife Biologist)One paragraph summary of the first year of baseline monitoring for white-headed woodpecker within a proposed project area.Tapashmonitoring
ReportUncompahgre Plateau Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program: High School Internship Programs (CFRI-1804)Colorado Forest Restoration Institute2 pages of facts, figures, and photos about the high school internship programsUncompahgre Plateaucollaboration, monitoring, social and economic impacts
ReportUncompahgre Plateau Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program: Economic Impacts & Contributions (CFRI-1807)Colorado Forest Restoration Institute2 pages of economic facts and figures related to economic benefitsUncompahgre Plateausocial and economic impacts
ReportUncompahgre Plateau Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program: Social Impacts and Contributions (CFRI-1805)Colorado Forest Restoration Institute2 pages of economic facts and figures related to social benefits derived from H. Bergemann's 2017 ThesisUncompahgre Plateausocial and economic impacts
ReportSpace Use and Foraging Patterns of the White-headed Woodpecker in Western IdahoAdam R. KehoeMontana State University Master's Thesis. Guidance of Dr. Victoria Saab. Published in January 2017.Wesier Little Salmon Headwatersmonitoring
Research ArticleThe Multidimensionality of Trust: Applications in Collaborative Natural Resource ManagementMarc J. Stern, Kimberly J. ColemanPublished 2013-collaboration
Research ArticleUnderstanding Community-based Forest Ecosystem Management: An Editorial SynthesisGerald Gray, Maia Enzer, Jonathan KuselPublished 2008-collaboration
Research ArticleProduction possibility frontiers and socioecological tradeoffs for fire adapted forestsAlan A. Ager, Michelle Day, Kevin VoglerPublished 2016-collaboration, planning
Research ArticleLinkages between forest roads and streambed sediment: why context matters in directing road restorationRobert Al-Chokhachy, Tom A Black, Cameron Thomas, Charles H Luce, Bruce Rieman, Richard Cissel, Anne Carlson, Shane Hendrickson, Eric K Archer, Jeff KershnerPublished 2016-hydrology
Research ArticleContextual factors influencing collaboration levels and outcomes in national forest stewardship contractingKatherine Mattor, Antony ChengPublished 2015-implementation
Research ArticleA Rapid Forest Assessment Method for Multiparty Monitoring Across LandscapesCory R Davis, R. Travis Belote, Matthew A. Williamson, Andrew J. Larson, Bryce E. EschPublished 2016-monitoring
Research ArticleProject risk and appeals in U.S. Forest Service planningMarc Stern, S. Andrew Predmore, Wayde MorsePublished 2012-planning, policy
Research ArticleCollaborating at Arm's Length: Navigating Agency Engagement in Landscape-Scale Ecological Restoration CollaborativesWilliam ButlerPublished 2013Allcollaboration
Research ArticleVisions of Restoration in Fire-Adapted Forest Landscapes: Lessons from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProgramLauren UrgensonPublished 2017Allcollaboration
Research ArticleResponding to a policy mandate to collaborate: Structuring collaboration in the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProgramAshley Monroe, William ButlerPublished 2015Allcollaboration
Research ArticleVisions of Restoration in Fire-Adapted Forest Landscapes: Lessons from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProgramLauren Urgenson, et. al.We explore the complex socio-ecological processes involved in developing a shared vision for collaborative restoration.Allcollaboration
Research ArticleA Framework for Assessing Collaborative Capacity in Community-Based Public Forest ManagementAntony Cheng, Victoria SturdevantPublished 2012Allcollaboration
Research ArticleThe Role of Science in the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProgramMelanie ColavitoPublished 2017Allgeneral
Research ArticleCollaborative Implementation for Ecological Restoration on US Public Lands: Implications for Legal Context, Accountability, and Adaptive ManagementWilliam Butler, Ashley Monroe, Sarah McCaffreyPublished 2014Allimplementation
Research ArticleDesign and governance of multiparty monitoring under the USDA Forest Service's Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProgramCourtney Schultz, Dana Coehlo, Ryan BeamPublished 2014Allmonitoring
Research ArticleThe Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program: A History and Overview of First ProjectsCourtney Schultz, Theresa Jedd, Ryan BeamPublished 2012Allpolicy
Research ArticleExamining the adaptability of collaborative governance associated with publicly managed ecosystems over time: insights from the Front Range Roundtable, Colorado, USAAntony Cheng, Andrea Gerlak, Lisa Dale, Katherine MattorPublished 2015Colorado Front Rangecollaboration
Research ArticleSocial and Economic Contributions of the White Mountain Stewardship Project: Final 10-Year Assessment - Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Forest Management InitiativesSociety of American ForestersExperiences from this project offer unique social and economic perspectives that can inform other communities at risk of wildfire. The recommendations were derived from performance metrics and respondents reflections on the outcomes of the project.Four Forest Restoration Initiativecollaboration, implementation, social and economic impacts
Research ArticleHistorical Rainfall Analysis for the Big Barren Creek Watershed, Southeast Missouri 1955-2015Missouri State UniversityIn response to public concerns, this study assesses soil, sediment, channel, and flooding conditions in order to better understand prescribed fire effects on water quality and flooding. Missouri Pine Oak Woodlandhydrology
Research ArticleEffects of pine-oak woodland restoration on breeding bird densities in the Ozark-Ouachita Interior HighlandsMelissa C. Roach, Frank R. Thompson III, Todd Jones-FarrandThis report provides information on the effects of pine savanna-woodland restoration on bird abundance, to inform forest management decisions.Missouri Pine Oak Woodlandmonitoring
Social MediaA Community Capable of Living with FireUSDA Forest ServicePayette National Forest Facebook page photo and captureWeiser Little Salmon Headwaterscollaboration
Story MapMonitoring Fish and Wildlife Habitat in the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration USDA Forest Service, Eileen KitayamaThis interactive "Story Map" provides background and results (through 2018) on fish and wildlife monitoring across CFLRPsAllmonitoring
Story MapMalheur National Forest Accelerated RestorationUSDA Forest ServiceThis map shows the current status of the projects identified to achieve the Restoration prioritiesSouthern Bluesimplementation
Success StoryAccelerating Longleaf Pine Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProgramUSDA Forest ServiceThis presentation provides an overview of the Accelerating Longleaf Pine CFLR project objectives and achievements.Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restorationgeneral
Success StoryAccelerating Longleaf Restoration Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP), U.S.D.A. Forest Service, National Forests in FloridaUSDA Forest Service National Forests in FloridaWhy the Osceola National Forest?Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restorationgeneral
Success StoryEconomic Impact Analysis Of The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, 2013Southwick Associates and Responsive ManagementThis study was conducted to provide estimates of the economic significance of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLR Program) to the three regions specified for the study.Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restorationmonitoring, social and economic impacts
Success StoryCFLRP 2017 AnalysisUSDA Forest ServiceBasic analysis of CFLRP accomplishments and expenditures in 2017Allimplementation
Success StoryRESTORE Episode 8: Indian Valley Meadow RestorationUSDA Forest Service, Eldorado National ForestA wide range of partners including National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, American Rivers, Coca-Cola, and other groups and individuals have come together to help the Forest Service restore the Indian Valley meadow and improve the watershed.Amador-Calaveras Cornerstonecollaboration
Success StoryIndian Valley Meadow RestorationUSDA Forest ServiceIndian Valley, located in the Eldorado National Forest, has become degraded over the last century. Now a wide range of partners have come together to help the Forest Service restore the meadow and improve the watershed.Amador-Calaveras Cornerstoneimplementation
Success StoryFront Range Restoration VideoUSDA Forest ServiceIt takes a village video on restoring the Colorado Front RangeColorado Front Rangecollaboration
Success StoryMaking things easier for fishJim Anderson, Nugget NewsA Sisters Ranger District road maintenance crew, under the guiding hand of Forest Service Fishery Biologist Nate Dachtler, dug their way into the logging history of Sisters Country as they helped bring Indian Ford Creek alive for redband trout and other aquatic organisms.Deschutes Collaborative Forest Projectgeneral
Success StoryDeschutes Collaborative Forest ProjectCity of Bend OregonPartners of the Deschutes CFLRP provide an overview of the project, highlighting challenges, successes, and the role of collaborationDeschutes Collaborative Forest Projectgeneral
Success StoryMake Wildland Urban Interface Communities Safer with Fuels ReductionUSDA Forest ServiceVideo explaining fuel treatments near Sisters, Oregon and their role in controlling the Pole Creek fire and other fires in the Wildland Urban InterfaceDeschutes Collaborative Forest Projectimplementation
Success StoryHistoric Agreement Signed to Restore Northern Arizona Forests, February 23, 2011Four Forest Restoration InitiativeConservationists, scientists, industry representatives, community leaders and the U.S. Forest Service signed an historic agreement to restore ponderosa pine forests in four national forests in northern Arizona.Four Forest Restoration Initiativecollaboration
Success StoryNews Release: Arizona Game and Fish Department applauds award of stewardship contract for forest restoration, May 24, 2012Arizona Game and Fish DepartmentThe Arizona Game and Fish Department applauds the U.S. Forest Service’s action to advance much-needed forest thinning in Arizona through its award of a stewardship agreementFour Forest Restoration Initiativegeneral
Success StoryNews Release: Coconino County Applauds Initiative Aimed at Northern Arizona Forest Health, May 18, 2012Coconino County ArizonaCoconino County officials applaud an announcement by the U.S. Forest Service and Gov. Jan Brewer that a contract has been awarded to restore the health of four overgrown National Forests and reduce the risk of devastating wildfires.Four Forest Restoration Initiativegeneral
Success StoryGrijalva Praises Deal Reached by Forest Service, Private Sector, Environmental Groups on Land Management Across Northern Arizona, February 25, 2011USDA Forest ServiceRep. Raúl M. Grijalva, ranking member of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, applauded the agreement and announced his support for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.Four Forest Restoration Initiativegeneral
Success StoryNews Release: Forest Service Selects Contractor for Largest Stewardship Contract Ever, May 18, 2012USDA Forest ServiceThe Forest Service selected its contractor for the largest stewardship contract in the agency’s history.Four Forest Restoration Initiativegeneral
Success StoryProtecting the Source: the Collaborative Road to Restoring Arizona's ForestsSalt River Project, Four FRI Stakeholder Group, USDA Forest Service14 minute award-winning video (2016 Rocky Mountain Southwest Emmy Award for Special Environmental Program) developed with USDA Forest Service and 4FRI partners and the Salt River ProjectFour Forest Restoration Initiativeimplementation
Success StoryFires, thinning create healthier forestPeter Aleshire from the Payson RoundupA news article from the Payson Roundup which describes some of the recent research that has helped to inform the implementation of restoration treatments for the 4FRI CFLRP.Four Forest Restoration Initiativemonitoring, research
Success StoryForest Service Provides Early Opportunity To Preview 4FRI Draft Environmental Impact Statement, February 26, 2013USDA Forest ServiceThe Forest Service is [was] providing the public with an early opportunity to preview the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).Four Forest Restoration Initiativeplanning
Success StoryForest Restoration Creating 1,000 Jobs, December 26, 2012Jesse Horn, Flagstaff Business NewsThe Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) is currently the nation’s largest collaborative effort designed to restore ecosystems in United States forests.Four Forest Restoration Initiativesocial and economic impacts
Success StoryNation’s Largest Forest Health Project to Heal Local Economies With 300 New Jobs! March 5, 2012Northern Arizona UniversityEconomists working with the Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona University predict the nation’s largest landscape-scale restoration effort will create 300 new full-time jobs in the woods.Four Forest Restoration Initiativesocial and economic impacts
Success StoryPartnership Restores Hundreds of Acres in Grandfather Ranger DistrictUSDA Forest ServiceKristin Bail, forest supervisor of the U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina announced that a coalition of conservation organizations helped to restore hundreds of acres across the Grandfather Ranger District by treating invasive plants and performing other work over the past six months.Grandfather Restoration Projectgeneral
Success StoryShortleaf RestorationGrandfather Restoration ProjectVideo about shortleaf restoration being implemented through the Grandfather Restoration CFLRPGrandfather Restoration Projectgeneral
Success StoryHemlock PreservationGrandfather Restoration ProjectVideo about working being conducted through the Grandfather CFLRP to preserve hemlockGrandfather Restoration Projectgeneral
Success StoryCultivating Common Groundthe Wilderness SocietyThis short documentary produced by Uncage the Soul Productions shares the story of the Lakeview Stewardship GroupLakeviewgeneral
Success StoryNorthwest Youth Corp Restoring the National Recreation Trail #160 on the Fremont-Winema National ForestUSDA Forest ServiceThis success story highlights the work of a Youth Corps crew on trail restoration effortsLakeviewimplementation
Success StoryFirst New Breeding Population of Mississippi Gopher Frogs Found in 25 YearsUSDA Forest Service, National Forests in MississippiThe gopher frog was thought to be extinct west of the Mobile River in Alabama until a new population was discovered in south Mississippi on the De Soto Ranger District.Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restorationgeneral
Success StoryFirst New Breeding Population of Mississippi Gopher Frogs Found in 25 YearsUSDA Forest ServiceThe gopher frog, which was thought to be extinct in areas west of Mobile, Alabama, was found in south Mississippi on the Desoto Ranger District, where recent restoration activities have helped create suitable habitat conditions.Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restorationimplementation
Success StoryMissouri Pine-Oak Woodland Restoration Project Mark Twain National Forest Partners Have Burning Desire to Restore Missouri's LandscapeUSDA Forest ServiceThis success story describes a successful two-day prescribed burn on the Mark Twain National Forest that was conducted with support from local private landownersMissouri Pine Oak Woodlandcollaboration, implementation
Success StoryRestoration of pine-oak woodlands in Missouri: Using science to inform land management debates and decisionsThompson, Frank R.; Hanberry, Brice; Shifley, Stephen R.; Davidson, Brian K.Field tours and collaborative studies highlight the importance of bringing the best available science to bear in guiding complex management decisions.Missouri Pine Oak Woodlandcollaboration, implementation
Success StoryMark Twain National Forest Partners Have Burning Desire to Restore Missouri's LandscapeUSDA Forest Service, Mark Twain National ForestA two-day prescribed burn on the Mark Twain National Forest and private landowners continue Missouri's natural community restoration.Missouri Pine Oak Woodlandgeneral
Success StoryKettle Face Project a Collaborative Forestry Success StoryNortheast Washington Forestry CoalitionA press release issued by the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition calls restoration efforts through the NE Washington Forest Vision 20/20 CFLRP a success.Northeast Washington Forest Vision general
Success StoryField and Stream Hero for a Day 2012: Rehabilitating Ozark National Forest's Bearcat HollowUSDA Forest ServiceCollege students and conservation organizers sprayed invasive plants and took down old, harmful fencing as part of a land management overhaul in Arkansas's Ozark National Forest.Ozark Highlands Ecosystem Restorationgeneral
Success StoryPonderosa Snow Warriors, Neighbors Helping Neighbors to Maximize Restoration Efforts within the Southwestern Crown of the ContinentUSDA Forest ServiceIn 1993, three volunteers with the Ponderosa Snow Warriors (PSW) began spraying weeds on segments of the 500 miles of snowmobile trails located throughout the upper Blackfoot Valley and Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena National Forest.Southwestern Crown of the Continentgeneral
Success StoryTrail Restoration Projects, Volunteers Work Together to Help Enhance Lincoln’s Trail SystemsUSDA Forest ServiceThere is a long history of collaboration in the Blackfoot, Swan and Seeley Lake valleys.Southwestern Crown of the Continentgeneral
Success StoryThe Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited Partnering in Restoration Solutions Across Boundaries Within the Southwestern Crown of the ContinentUSDA Forest ServiceThe Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited has a long history of working with partners, sharing ideas, identifying common needs, and ultimately working toward the common goal of a healthy ecosystem across a large landscapeSouthwestern Crown of the Continentgeneral
Success StoryAquatic Invasive SpeciesUSDA Forest ServiceThe Southwestern Crown Collaborative (SWCC) is tackling a lesser known threat to ecosystem health: aquatic invasive species.Southwestern Crown of the Continentmonitoring
Success StoryAspen RestorationUSDA Forest ServiceAmong the numerous restoration activities undertaken by the Southwestern Crown Collaborative (SWCC) as part of the CFLR program was restoration of aspen trees along the Alice Creek Road in the fall of 2011Southwestern Crown of the Continentmonitoring
VideoDeschutes Collaborative Forest ProjectCity of Bend, OregonYouTube video. Made up of representatives of various environmental groups, timber interests and government agencies including the US Forest Service and the City of Bend, the group seeks to agree on the best way to restore and rehabilitate forests to the West of Bend by logging and thinning.Deschutes Collaborative Forest Projectcollaboration
VideoForests in FocusOregon Department of ForestryA six minute video showcases how stakeholders are working to restore central Oregon's forests and make them more fire-resilient.Deschutes Collaborative Forest Projectcollaboration
VideoMake Wildland Urban Interface Communities Safer with Fuels ReductionUSDA Forest ServiceVideo explaining fuel treatments near Sisters, Oregon and their role in controlling the Pole Creek fire and other fires in the Wildland Urban Interface.Deschutes Collaborative Forest Projectimplementation
VideoLong Valley Meadow Riparian Restoration Phase 1 and Phase 2Arizona Elk SocietyThe Arizona Elk Society, with the Coconino National Forest and other partners, mobilized 150 volunteers to restore a high elevation meadow, stabilize streambanks, and benefit threatened and endangered wildlife.Four Forest Restoration Initiativecollaboration, implementation
VideoFire and Water: Restoring Arizona's ForestsSalt River ProjectThis video played on PBS Channel 8 in the Phoenix market on December 8, 2016.Four Forest Restoration Initiativegeneral
VideoAmerican Conservation Experience in the Dry Lakes Region, Coconino National ForestAmerican Conservation ExperienceVideo by American Conservation Experience video on partnership with City of Flagstaff, U.S. Forest Service, Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, and National Forest Foundation to complete an 18 week forest thinning project.Four Forest Restoration Initiativeimplementation, collaboration
VideoUSDA Forest Service Brush Lake StoryUSDA Forest ServiceShort video on collaborative Brush Lake ProjectKootenai Valley Resource Initiativecollaboration
VideoUncompahgre Cultivates Tomorrow's ForestersUSDA Forest ServiceVideo about the Uncompahgre Plateau Collaborative Restoration Project on YouTubeUncompahgre Plateaugeneral
VideoCollaboration Leads to Forest RestorationWesier Little Salmon Headwaters13 min video making the connection between collaboration and good restoration work on the landscape.Wesier Little Salmon Headwaterscollaboration
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Maintaining Collaboration and Coordinating Different Entities on CFLR ProjectsNational Forest FoundationIn this webinar, three CFLR projects presented their approaches to coordinating across organizational boundaries, including their communication strategies, agreements, and lessons learnedAllcollaboration
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Successes and Lessons LearnedNational Forest FoundationThis webinar focused on sharing successes and lessons learned from the first round of CFLR projects funded in 2010Allgeneral
WebinarNational Forest Foundation CFLRP Peer Learning SessionsNational Forest FoundationNFF posts all recorded peer learning webinars on their websiteAllgeneral
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Implementation Issues Part 2National Forest FoundationA recording of a webinar focused on challenges that have emerged during the implementation of CFLR projects, with an emphasis on budgetsAllimplementation
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Implementation IssuesNational Forest FoundationA written summary of the topics covered during a webinar focused on challenges that have emerged during the implementation of CFLR projectsAllimplementation
WebinarPeer Learning Session: CFLRP Monitoring ApproachesNational Forest FoundationThis webinar focused on monitoring through the CFLRP, including presentations about current monitoring efforts, the CFLRP Monitoring Network, and research efforts from Colorado State UniversityAllmonitoring
WebinarLandscape Monitoring Network Peer Learning Session: Remote Sensing Tools for Landscape RestorationNational Forest FoundationThis webinar focused on remote sensing tools that can be used to monitor large-scale restoration projects. Topics included the CFLRP Monitoring Network, LIDAR, LandFIRE, and services provided by the remote sensing application center.Allmonitoring
WebinarLandscape Monitoring Network Peer Learning Session: Developing Monitoring Questions for Landscape-Scale Restoration ProjectsNational Forest FoundationThis webinar includes a presentation from the SW Crown CFLR project regarding their process for developing monitoring questions, an overview of the CFLRP Monitoring network.Allmonitoring
WebinarMonitoring for Long-term Socio Economic GoalsNational Forest Foundation, USDA Forest Service, University of OregonWe will discuss how CFLR projects can use SE monitoring to measure progress towards long-term goals. We have designed this session as a forum to workshop your questions related to SE monitoring.Allmonitoring
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Multiparty MonitoringNational Forest FoundationAn audio recording of a webinar focused on multiparty monitoringAllmonitoring
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Innovative Approaches to NEPANational Forest FoundationThis webinar is focused on the innovative NEPA strategies being used by large-scale restoration projects, including CFLR projects.Allplanning
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Reporting Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ResultsNational Forest FoundationThis webinar focused on the processes for reporting results for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProgramAllreporting
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Attracting Match and Leverage to Support RestorationNational Forest FoundationThis webinar is focused on match and leverage through the CFLRP, including reporting requirements, challenges, and successful strategies for attracting matchAllreporting
WebinarPeer Learning Session: Implementation and Community BenefitsNational Forest FoundationThe powerpoint presentations from a webinar focused on the community benefits of implementing restoration through the CFLRPAllsocial and economic impacts
WebinarPeer Learning Session: R-Cat and Fire Treatment CostsNational Forest FoundationThe Powerpoint presentation from a webinar focused on estimating fire program management cost savings and risk reduction for fuel treatments using R-CATAllsocial and economic impacts
WebsitePacific Southwest Region PartnershipsUSDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest RegionFind Partnership resources, a map of California Collaboratives, and Partnerships Calendar-collaboration
WebsiteCollaboration ResourcesNational Forest FoundationBrowse the collaboration resources provided by the National Forest Foundation-collaboration, implementation, monitoring, planning
WebsiteLearning TopicsNational Forest FoundationFind tools, best practices, and peer learning sessions for collaborative groups, USFS staff, and community partners-collaboration, implementation, monitoring, planning
WebsiteCFLR Project FactsheetsThe Nature ConservancyFact sheets about each CFLR projectAllgeneral
WebsiteAmador-Calaveras Consensus Group WebsiteAmador-Calaveras Consensus GroupWebsite for Amador-Calaveras Cornerstone Consensus GroupAmador-Calaveras Cornerstonegeneral
WebsiteFront Range Roundtable CFLRP PageFront Range RoundtableWebsite for the collaborative group participating in the Front Range CFLRP projectColorado Front Rangegeneral
WebsiteGrandfather Restoration Project BlogThe Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest ServiceBlog on variety of topics of interest for the Grandfather Restoration Project, including "guest bloggers," comments, photos, and videosGrandfather Restoration Projectgeneral
WebsiteClearwater Basin Collaborative WebsiteClearwater Basin CollaborativeWebsite for the Clearwater Basin CollaborativeSelway Middle Forkgeneral
WebsiteSouthwestern Crown CollaborativeSouthwestern Crown CollaborativeWorking towards a healthy and sustainable landscape in the Crown of the ContinentSouthwestern Crown of the Continentgeneral
WebsiteWestern Colorado Landscape CollaborativeWestern Colorado Landscape CollaborativeSustaining Healthy Lands for Vibrant CommunitiesUncompahgre Plateaugeneral
WebsitePayette Forest Coalition WebsitePayette Forest CoalitionWebsite for Payette Forest Coalition.Weiser Little Salmon Headwatersgeneral
White PaperSocioeconomic Monitoring of Public Lands Management: A Compilation of MeasuresEmily Davis, Cassandra MoseleyPublished 2013-monitoring, social and economic impacts
White PaperFederal Lands in the West: Liability or Asset?Megan LawsonPublished 2017-social and economic impacts
White PaperClosing the Feedback Loop: Evaluation and Adaptation in Collaborative Resource ManagementAnn MootePublished 2013Allcollaboration
White PaperCollaborative Forest Landscape Restoration: A Meta-Analysis of Existing Research on the CFLR ProgramR. Patrick Bixler, Brian KittlerPublished 2015Allgeneral
White PaperThe Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI): The Role of Collaboration in Achieving OutcomesBryce Esch, Diane VosickPublished 2016Four Forest Restoration Initiativecollaboration
White PaperAdministrative and Legal Review Opportunities for Collaborative GroupsEcological Restoration InstitutesThis memo is a resource for collaborative groups to educate themselves on the laws and procedures surrounding the administrative and judicial reviews of Forest Service projects.Four Forest Restoration Initiativecollaboration
White PaperFlagstaff Watershed Protection Project: Creating Solutions Through Community PartnershipsEcological Restoration InstitutesThis white paper conveys the administrative functions and mechanisms used by the two primary partners (the City of Flagstaff and the USFS) to develop and implement the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. This case study spans the first two years of the project.Four Forest Restoration Initiativecollaboration, planning
White PaperThe History of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative: 1980s - 2010David Egan, Erik NielsenPublished 2014Four Forest Restoration Initiativegeneral
White PaperPlanning and Implementing Cross-boundary, Landscape-scale Restoration and Wildfire Risk Reduction ProjectsOregon State University, University of Idaho, Washington State University, PNW-707This process for planning and implementing landscape-scale cross-boundary restoration was published in Oct. 2018. This includes a case study for the North Warner Project (Chapter 11 p. 40-46).Lakeviewimplementation, planning
White PaperPromoting Fire-Adapted Communities: The Importance of Social Diversity in the Wildland Urban InterfaceTravis Paveglio, Autumn Ellison, Jesse Abrams, Cassandra Moseley, and Matthew S. CarrollPublished 2014Pacific Northwest Region Projectssocial and economic impacts
WorkshopCollaborative Restoration Workshop: Working Toward Resilient Landscapes and Communities, SUMMARYNational Forest FoundationA comprehensive summary of key themes and highlights from the two-day Collaborative Restoration Workshop held in Denver, CO in April 2016, hosted by National Forest Foundation.Allcollaboration
WorkshopThe Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP): Looking Back, Looking Forward (Workshop Report Out)USDA Forest ServiceThis 2016 Collaborative Restoration Workshop in Denver brought together Forest Service staff, partners, and community members involved in CFLRP projects across the country to discuss what’s needed and what’s next to improve and communicate CFLR successes throughout the CFLR community and beyond.Allgeneral
WorkshopCollaboration Across Boundaries: Sharing Knowledge & Advancing SolutionsSustainable NorthwestSustainable Northwest is hosting the Region 6 Forest Collaboratives Workshop. This event will bring together all 33 forestry collaboratives across Oregon and Washington to share knowledge, lessons learned, and advance solutions to common challenges.Pacific Northwest Region Projectscollaboration

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