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Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership

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The Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership enables NRCS and the Forest Service to collaborate with agricultural producers and forest landowners to invest in conservation and restoration at a big enough scale to make a difference. Working in partnership, and at this scale, helps reduce wildfire threats, protect water quality and supply, and improve wildlife habitat for at-risk species.

Through the new three-year projects, landowners will work with local USDA experts and partners to apply targeted forestry management practices on their land, such as thinning, hazardous fuel treatments, fire breaks and other systems to meet unique forestry challenges in their area.  


2022 Projects

USDA will invest more than $48 million this year through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership for projects that mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality, restore forest ecosystems and ultimately contribute to USDA’s efforts to combat climate change. This year, USDA’s Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest in 41 projects, including 17 new ones, bringing together agricultural producers, forest landowners, and National Forest System lands to improve forest health using available Farm Bill conservation programs and other authorities.

Completed Project Accomplishments

This year’s selections bring the total number of Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration projects to 110. Since 2014, these projects have delivered important forest and rangeland funding to 41 states and Puerto Rico. They provide private landowners with conservation resources that help them complete restoration efforts on their land for healthier and more resilient forest ecosystems.

The efforts of the Joint Chiefs' have produced outstanding results that can be explored here.

2017 - 2019 projects

2016 - 2018 projects

2015 - 2017 Projects

2014 - 2016 projects


Program Contacts:

Clint Cross, FS

Matthew Vandersande, NRCS