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U.S. Forest Service

Integrated Resource Restoration Glossary

Budget Line Item (BLI) - A specific category of funds in the budget that has been established to provide funds for an activity being performed, i.e., personnel, telephone, printing, etc.

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) - the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) established under section 4003(a) of Title IV of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. See Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.

Integrated Resource Restoration Pilot Authority - in FY 2012, Regions 1, 3, and 4 were selected to be part of the Agency’s pilot program to demonstrate the benefits derived by merging multiple BLIs into a single BLI, which is NFRR.

Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR) Program – a program that facilitates and supports an integrated approach that sustains, maintains, and makes landscapes more resilient.

Legacy Impacts – impacts to land because of present activities.

National Forest Resource Restoration (NFRR) – the Forest Service’s consolidated budget line item, of which Integrated Resource Restoration falls under.

Performance measures – there are five accomplishment measures assigned to Integrated Resource Restoration.

Outcome-based accomplishment measures are:

  1. number of watersheds moved to an improved conditions class, and
  2. acres treated annually to sustain or restore watershed function and resilience.

Output-based accomplishment measures are:

  1. miles of roads decommissioned,
  2. miles of stream habitat restored or enhanced, and
  3. volume of timber sold.

Prescribed fire – a method applied to control, improve forest habitat, and prevent wildfire.

President’s Budget - A document submitted annually (due by the first Monday in February) by the President to Congress. It sets forth the Administration’s recommendations for the Federal budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Restoration – the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. Ecological restoration focuses on reestablishing the composition, structure, pattern, and ecological processes necessary to facilitate terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems sustainability, resilience, and health under current and future conditions.

Sustainability – the capability to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Ecological sustainability refers to the capability of ecosystems to maintain ecological integrity.

Watershed Condition Framework – provides a consistent and comprehensive approach for classifying the condition of the 15,000 watersheds that comprise the National Forests and Grasslands and for prioritizing restoration needs.

Woody biomass utilization - the harvest, sale, offer, trade, or utilization of woody biomass to produce bioenergy and the full range of biobased products including lumber, composites, paper and pulp, furniture, housing components, round wood, ethanol and other liquids, chemicals, and energy feedstocks. See Woody Biomass Utilization.