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The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Annual Report Released

A national report released last week on first-year results of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) revealed beneficial returns for forests, jobs, water, and wildlife.  The CFLRP was designed by the Forest Service as a tool to promote active management on the ground, and in 2010, $10 million was distributed among ten projects on National Forests throughout the country. The CFLR Coalition played an integral role is advocating for funding in fiscal year 2011, and support full funding on the program in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget.  

As identified in the report, one year the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program:

  • Created and maintained 1,550 jobs;
  • Produced 107 million board feet of timber;
  • Generated nearly $59 million of labor income;
  • Removed fuel for destructive mega-fires on 90,000 acres near communities;
  • Reduced mega-fire on an additional 64,000 acres;
  • Improved 66,000 acres of wildlife habitat;
  • Restored 28 miles of fish habitat;
  • Enhanced clean water supplies by remediating 163 miles of eroding roads.

The CFLRP annual report was produced by the CFLRP Coalition, which is comprised of 144 member organizations that includes private businesses, communities, counties, tribes, water suppliers, associations, and non-governmental organizations. The CFLR Steering Committee members include American Forests, The Nature Conservancy, The Society of American Foresters, Sustainable Northwest, and The Wilderness Society.

Copies of the 2010 CFLRP Annual Report can be requested from Jon Schwedler of the CFLRP Coalition at jschwedler@tnc.org

Information on CFLRP can be found at the U.S. Forest Service’s website: http://www.fs.fed.us/restoration/CFLR/

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