Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Working Across Boundaries in Colorado through Master Good Neighbor Agreements

"After" restoration treatment in Colorado.  Source: US Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service (USFS) and Colorado State Forest Service have finalized an expanded federal-state partnership that will indefinitely enable and increase management efforts on federal lands.
The Master Good Neighbor Agreement fosters a collaborative approach and leverages state resources to accomplish work across land ownership boundaries onto National Forest System lands. Eligible projects include those that protect water supplies, manage bark beetles, reduce wildfire risk and meet other forest management objectives.
Under the agreement, the CSFS will have the authority to conduct forest treatments on the 11 National Forests in Colorado, complementing work on state and private lands. Read more here

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