USDA seeks nominations for forest restoration advisory panel

By Erin Voegele | October 21, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Panel, which evaluates and provides recommendations on Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program proposals and provides recommendations on final CFLRP project selections.

The CFLRP was created in 2009 and reauthorized in the 2018 Farm Bill. The program aims to increase active management to improve forest health, reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, and promote jobs in rural economies. According to the Forest Service, the program has proven to be an effective tool for improving forest conditions, growing rural economies and leveraging partner investments to improve the quality and scale of its work.  

The panel is comprised of no more than 15 members. Each member completes a two-year staggered term. The panel includes experts representing ecological restoration, fire ecology, fire management, rural economic development, strategies for ecological adaptation to climate change; fish and wildlife ecology, and wood biomass and small-diameter tree utilization.

Nominations are due Nov. 14. Additional Information is available on the Federal Register website.