CFLRP 5-Year Report now available

In 2015,the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program celebrates its five-year anniversary. This milestone is an important opportunity to assess progress toward program goals—part of that is the 5-Year Report to Congress. 

The full CFLRP 5-Year Report and the 4FRI CLFRP 5-Year Report are now available. 

 


Congress established the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) with Title IV of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (PDF, 40 KB).

The purpose of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack articulated his vision for America’s Forests in a speech given in Seattle in August 2009. The Secretary underscored the overriding importance of forest restoration by calling for “complete commitment to restoration”. In this same speech, the Secretary highlighted the need for pursuing an “all lands approach to forest restoration” and called for close coordination with other landowners to encourage collaborative solutions through landscape-scale operations. The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program provides a means to achieve these aims and to also:

  • encourage ecological, economic, and social sustainability;

  • leverage local resources with national and private resources;

  • facilitate the reduction of wildfire management costs, including through re-establishing natural fire regimes and reducing the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire;

  • demonstrate the degree to which various ecological restoration techniques achieve ecological and watershed health objectives; and,

  • encourage utilization of forest restoration by-products to offset treatment costs, to benefit local rural economies, to and improve forest health. 

The CFLR website provides wealth of  additional information about the Program and the many CFLR projects across the nation.