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Speak Up For Healthy Forests

You Made A Difference!

Thanks to you, more forests will be restored around the country! Your voice of support for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) encouraged Congress to fully invest in this successful program for 2012—THANK YOU!

The benefits of the 10 vested CFLR projects (listed below) for people, forests, water, and wildlife speak to the value of this program. These benefits will now be extended to even more of the 26 other projects in 18 states looking for support in 2012.

Check out our blog post to view a map of the new full list of CFLRP projects and to learn even more about this important program.

In addition, we also are celebrating the funding of “Hazardous Fuels Reduction” in 2012, a Forest Service effort that reduces the risk of destructive mega-fires! This program was also supported by Congress.

 

Continue the Support!

Let’s thank our Senators and Representatives for supporting CFLRP and Hazardous Fuels Reduction in 2012, in hopes this will encourage even more responsible action in support of people, water, and wildlife!

Call, email or contact via social media the following congressional leaders:

Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Michael Crapo (R-ID), Jim Risch (R-ID), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Max Baucus (D-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Representatives Mike Simpson (R-ID), James Moran (D-VA) and Norm Dicks (D-WA)

Download the first CFLRP Annual Report with full detail of current and proposed projects.

 

CFLRP In The Media

What can Teddy Roosevelt teach today's America?
Nov 8, 2011
Mother Nature News Network

Collaborative forest proposal gets No. 2 ranking
Nov 1, 2011
Blue Mountain Eagle, Oregon

Partners Plea Case for Malheur Forest Funding
Nov 1, 2011
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Arizona | Four Forest Restoration Initiative

The Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) is a collaborative effort to restore forest ecosystems on portions of the Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests in northern Arizona. Our vision is to restore natural fire regimes, functioning populations of native plants and animals, and reduce the threat of destructive wildfire to thriving forest communities, in partnership with sustainable forest industries that strengthen local economies.

California | Dinkey Landscape Restoration Project

The Dinkey Landscape Restoration Project covers 154,000 acres in California’s southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Controlled burns, thinning, and watershed restoration will reduce the potential of mega-fire threat to more than 5,000 homes, improve conditions for sensitive species such as the Pacific fisher and California spotted owl, and add jobs to an area with high unemployment.

Colorado | Front Range Landscape Restoration Initiative

Colorado’s Front Range contains 1.5 million acres of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests in urgent need of restoration to protect communities and ecosystems from destructive fires. The Front Range CFLRP is decreasing fire risk while also creating job opportunities, protecting drinking water supply, and sustaining critical habitat.

Colorado | Restoring Colorado’s Uncompahgre Plateau

Over 40% of Colorado’s 555,300 acre Uncompahgre plateau is located in the “willdand urban interface” and fuel reduction work is a community safety priority. At the same time restoration treatments will improve wildlife habitat and conditions for native Colorado cutthroat and provide crucial employment opportunities for the last remaining large sawmills in Colorado.

Florida | Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restoration

The 567,800 acres in Florida’s Osceola National Forest and adjoining lands within the Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restoration CFLRP have substantial timber resources and a history of dangerous mega-fires. CFLRP activities that reduce fire risk will also support job opportunities, bio-energy development, wildlife habitat, and the health of natural water systems.

Idaho | Selway-Middle Fork Clearwater

The Clearwater Basin Collaborative offers a path away from the “timber wars” towards a more constructive future by meeting the needs of local communities, conservationists, timber industry, sportsmen, and the Nez Perce Tribe. CFLRP funds enable the Clearwater Basin Collaborative and U.S. Forest Service to take a strong step in creating local jobs and restoring healthy forests.

Montana | Southwestern Crown of the Continent

The Southwestern Crown of the Continent Collaborative Project is pioneering new forest restoration efforts across 1.5 million acres in Northwest Montana. The Project is uniting the goals of forest health and forest jobs that will restore clean water, improve wildlife habitat for elk and grizzly bears, and create economic opportunities for an existing skilled workforce.

New Mexico | Southwest Jemez

The Southwest Jemez Mountains have a history of devastating fires over the 210,000 acres in the Jemez River watershed in north-central New Mexico. Southwest Jemez CFLRP activities will reduce mega-fire risk while providing local jobs. The Project will also restore perennial trout streams, and improve forest health and wildlife habitat.

Oregon | Deschutes Collaborative Forest

The Deschutes Collaborative Forest in central Oregon is 145,000 acres of forest that historically experienced frequent small fires. In recent decades, however, large mega-fires have burned that demonstrate the need for forest restoration to protect the area’s two municipal drinking sources, three nearby cities, and dozens of high-use recreation areas. Harvesting small trees to reduce future wildfire risk also creates jobs, provides wood chips for bioenergy, improves fish habitat and water quality, and reduces the risk of mega-fires.

Washington | Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative

The Tapash landscape in central Washington includes 1.6 million acres of dry forest with a recent history of unusually destructive wildfires. Tapash CFLRP activities that reduce future wildfire risk are also enhancing forest job opportunities, bio-energy development, salmon habitat and passage, water quality and enhancing ecosystem resilience to wildfires.

Speak Up For Nature

I know that investing in conservation is the only way we can help keep America beautiful, strong, prosperous and healthy. I am proud to join a community of people who speak up for nature to help save the places we love.