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Two Chiefs’ Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership

The goal of the Two Chiefs’ Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership is to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet through a partnership between the Forest Service and NRCS.

The vision is to restore lands across large landscapes regardless of ownership, reduce wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protect water quality and supply, and improve habitat for at-risk species seamlessly across public and private lands.

To accomplish this, Forest Service and NRCS are launching a coordinated effort on priority forested watersheds to deliver on-the-ground accomplishments by leveraging technical and financial resources, and coordinating activities on adjacent public and private lands. 

The 13 priority watersheds chosen had existing local partnerships and work in progress. By leveraging technical and financial resources and coordinating activities on adjacent public and private lands, conservation work in the watersheds will be more efficient and effective.

The Red Mountain Flume/Chessman Reservoir (Tenmile Watershed) in Montana was one of the watersheds chosen in FY 2014. Each project has a three-year program of work. Year 2 (FY 2015) funding for this project is $300,000.

The agencies are reviewing additional sites for the partnership to collaborate in the future and will continue to capitalize on NRCS and FS overlying priorities and programs.

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