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Partnerships for the Deferred Maintenance of Forest Roads. Volunteers. US BORDER PATROL. Stewardship Contracts. STATE PARKS. NATIONAL GUARD. Boy Scouts of America. CORRECTIONAL CAMPS. Publishing 20 case studies of “success stories” to help FS Road Managers develop partnerships.

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Partnerships for the Deferred Maintenance of Forest Roads

Volunteers

US BORDER PATROL

Stewardship Contracts

STATE PARKS

NATIONAL GUARD

Boy Scouts of America

CORRECTIONAL CAMPS

Publishing 20 case studies of “success stories” to help FS Road Managers develop partnerships

Private Companies

Before and After


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Project Summary

Goal is to:

-Publish road maintenance partnership list, and

-Help forests develop these kind of partnerships

Created a questionnaire and issued it to forests

Conducted telephone campaign to interview forests

Selected non-traditional partnership stories for “case studies” to be published

We wrote 20 stories to be published on website


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Forest Service Roads: Deferred Maintenance

The Forest Service (FS) is experiencing an unprecedented level of Deferred Maintenance. The FS total, agency wide is projected at $ 5.7 billion with Roads making up a majority of this amount, at $ 4.15 billion. (ref: FY09 Budget Justification – USDA Forest Service, page15-20)


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Partnerships

Our project is to develop and compile opportunities and resources for engineers and forests to leverage their funding


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San Bernandino OHV Clubs

Border Patrol

Arizona Game and Fish Depatment

Salmon

Public Private Coalition

State Conservation District

Grand Canyon Wildlanos Council

Private Paving Co.

Tribal

Restoration Coalition

Success Stories

Boys Scouts

Watershed Coalition

Correction Camps

Handgliders Association

Power Company

Stewardship Contracting

National Guard

20 success stories from FS engineers

Post on the internet

Email web-blast

Containing enough info to start own partnership


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Collaboration

  • FS Grant Strategist Enterprise Unit

    -Elizabeth Carroll, Unit Leader

  • The National Partnership Office, WO NPO

    -Jan Engert, Director

    -Andrea Bedell-Loucks, Partnership Coordinator

  • WO engineering

  • Creative writer/editor/interviewer

    - Shelley Kirk-Rudeen

  • Sam Wu’s survey team


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The Plan

Find

Write

Publish

case studies of success stories


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Fact Finding

  • We sent out an

    e-mail questionnaire

  • We received 44

  • e-mail responses, which automatically populated our database

  • Mostly “traditional” type partnerships


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More Fact FindingRegrouping to find more Non-Traditional Road Partnerships

  • We developed a new set of contacts to interview

    • Forest Engineers

    • Road Managers

    • Partnership Coordinators

    • Volunteer Coordinators

    • And others involved this kind of partnering

    • 17 grew to a total of 56 contacts


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Selected Case Studies

We selected the potential case studies

We re-interviewed the contacts and worked with them to create a case study story ready for publication

These are the selected case studies


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Writing the Case Studies

We developed a template of information required on each case study

We interviewed each selected contact

We wrote the case study and had each interviewed contact review, comment and have final say on the story. We ensured their consent and approval before publication

Here is an example of one of the stories


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Publishing the Story

We plan on publishing the stories on this page in association with a partnership the NPO has with the Forest Foundation

The NPO is facilitating getting a story of our project on the FS Today

We plan on using the NPO partnership network


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Success

Already 3 stories have shown the power and genius of success stories being used as the first step to partnershipping.

National Guard

Olympic National Forest R6

Clearwater & Nez Perce


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Story Lead-ins

Story in FS Today

Feature on NPO website


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