The U.S. Forest Service and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are working together to improve the health of forests where public and private lands meet. Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, the two USDA agencies are restoring landscapes, reducing wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protecting water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat.
The partnership began in 2014, and each year, the agency selects new three-year projects. Right now, the partnership has 39 ongoing projects in 30 states.
This Forest Service and NRCS are launching 11 new projects this year as well as providing funding to 28 existing projects. These projects will receive about $40 million in fiscal year 2016.