Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration ProgramInformational Webinar Region 6 March 8, 2010 9 a.m. PST
Agenda • Welcome and introductions • What we need to know about the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) process • How projects will be evaluated • Pre-proposal process • Open discussion and questions
How will CFLRF projects be evaluated? Sec. 4003 (d) (2) requires the use of six criteria, but allows additional criteria. The advisory committee may decide to use additional criteria and how to weigh each criterion. The six required criteria are: • The strength of the landscape restoration proposal and strategy. • The strength of the ecological case of the proposal for landscape restoration and the proposed ecological restoration strategies. • The strength of the collaborative process and the likelihood of successful collaboration throughout implementation. • Whether the proposal is likely to achieve reductions in long-term wildfire management costs. • Whether the proposal would reduce the relative costs of carrying out treatments as a result of the use of woody biomass and small-diameter trees. • Whether an appropriate level of non-federal investment would be leveraged in carrying out the proposal.
Proposed Additional Regional Criteria • Evaluation of employment, training, youth (community capacity) • Exporting knowledge from selected projects to expand the reach of restoration (shared learning)
Pre-Proposal Process • Collaborative groups should work with their local Forest Service contacts to develop proposals. • Forest Service staff should submit a brief overview of the project (3-4 paragraphs) by Monday, March 15, 2010(corrected) to: • Tracy Beck, Asst. Director of Natural Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org • Bill Aney, Regional Fuels Specialist, email@example.com
Region 6 Resource People • Bill Aney, Regional Fuels Specialist; firstname.lastname@example.org • Tracy Beck, Assistant Director of Natural Resources; email@example.com • Karen Bennett, Regional Soil Scientist/Climate Change Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org • Laura Mayer, Regional Fuels Analyst; email@example.com • Tom DeMeo, Regional Ecologist; firstname.lastname@example.org