NFF – Barret Foundation Business Concept Chanllenge

NFF – Barret Foundation Business Concept Chanllenge

  Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge Innovation in Natural Resource Management   $100,000 available for innovative market-based solutions to natural resource issues benefitting U.S. National Forests and Grasslands Electronic Pre-Proposal Deadline: 8:00 AM MDT on Monday, March 17, 2014      The Challenge The forests and grasslands that comprise our nation’s 193-million-acre National Forest System provide a diverse array of goods and services, including wood products, fish and wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and recreational opportunities ranging from developed ski areas to remote wilderness destinations. Managed for multiple public values, these lands often generate controversy as natural resource managers face challenges not contemplated by the founders of the National Forest System more than a century ago. The National Forest Foundation works with the U.S. Forest Service and other partners…
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Tongass Advisory Committee Seeking Nominations

Tongass Advisory Committee Seeking Nominations

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
See information below, courtesy of the National Forest Foundation:   The Tongass National Forest recently established the Tongass Advisory Committee and is currently seeking nominations.  Please consider applying or share with your organization or within your community. The Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) will play a key role in USDA’s effort to transition the Tongass from a timber program focused on old growth to one based primarily on young growth. The TAC will be solely advisory in nature, advising the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Chief of the Forest Service, by providing advice and recommendations for developing an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable forest management strategy on the Tongass National Forest.   Recommendations and advice may directly inform modification of the 2008 Tongass Land Management Plan. All activities of the Committee will…
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Peer Learning Webinar Opportunities from NFF 5/13 & 5/14

Peer Learning Webinar Opportunities from NFF 5/13 & 5/14

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
The National Forest Foundation is hosting two peer learning sessions next week. These sessions are designed to offer real-life examples and practical applications for collaborative groups. There is still time to RSVP for these sessions:   Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Desired Conditions? CFLRP Five Year Reporting Monday, May 13, 2013  |  2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Who's afraid of the big bad desired conditions? Not us! You’re invited to join the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Monitoring Network and National Forest Foundation in this upcoming webinar on developing desired conditions and ecological and indicators. Here's why this is important: In order to fulfill the requirements of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which established the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program, the USDA Forest Service must submit a 5-year…
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Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Grant Program Opportunity

Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Grant Program Opportunity

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The deadline to apply for the National Forest Foundation's Southeast Alaska Community Capacity and Land Stewardship Grant Program has been extended to April 19, 2013     Through this Community Capacity Land Stewardship (CCLS) grant program, the NFF is administering USDA agency funds to provide capacity building support for local collaborative efforts that work toward achieving watershed restoration objectives within the geographic focus areas. The purpose of this grant program is to provide the tools and support necessary to achieve watershed and landscape scale restoration while also furthering goals that contribute to the economic sustainability of communities. The NFF has partnered with USDA agencies and other partners in the Pacific Northwest to create and implement this innovative capacity building grant program in support of collaboratives and community-based organizations throughout the…
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