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Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership

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The U.S. Forest Service and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are working together to improve the health of forests where public forests and grasslands connect to privately owned lands.

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. 

2019 Projects

The Forest Service and NRCS will invest more than $12 million this year to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore healthy forest ecosystems through 13 targeted projects on both public and private lands in nine states. An additional $25.8 million will be provided by the two USDA agencies to continue 17 ongoing projects. Federal, state, and local partners plan to invest an additional $18 million through financial and in-kind contributions to continue existing projects.

Project Area Accomplishments

So far, the Joint Chiefs’ has selected 63 projects in 38 states and Puerto Rico. Projects are planned to run for a 3-year period with new projects selected each fiscal year since the Partnerships 2014 launch. Projects are focused within a shared landscape in areas where public forests and grasslands intersect with privately owned lands. These projects provide private landowners with conservation resources that enable them to complete restoration efforts on their land for healthier and more resilient forest ecosystems.

Now on its sixth year, the efforts of the Joint Chiefs' have produced outstanding results that can be explored here.


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California  Klamath

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New Hampshire
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New Mexico
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New York

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Program Contacts:

Clint Cross, FS

Martin Lowenfish, NRCS