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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. 

2018 Projects

The Forest Service and NRCS will invest nearly $3 million to fund 7 new projects in six states and Puerto Rico in fiscal year 2018. The two agencies will invest an additional $29 million to support 21 active partnership projects already underway. The Forest Service and NRCS will invest a total of $32 million to fund the new and active projects in 24 states and Puerto Rico in fiscal year 2018.

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 JCLRP have produced outstanding results that can be explored here.

Arkansas

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California San Bernadino  

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California  Klamath

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Kentucky

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Minnesota

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Montana

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Mississippi

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New Hampshire
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New Mexico
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New York

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Oregon

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Wisconsin

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Program Contacts:

Clint Cross, FS
202-205-0995
clintcross@fs.fed.us

Martin Lowenfish, NRCS
202-690-4979
martin.lowenfish@wdc.usda.gov