National Forest Foundation Presents Collaboration Workshop in Salmon & Challis

SALMON, Idaho – The National Forest Foundation will be presenting a 3-hour workshop about collaboration on Tuesday, May 22, in Salmon and Challis. The Salmon session will be at the Salmon Public Library from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and the Challis session will be at the Challis Senior Citizen Center from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Collaborative public engagement is a key feature of the forest plan revision process.  However, this style of working together is not exclusive to forest planning.  Salmon-Challis Forest Supervisor Chuck Mark said the Forest has worked collaboratively with a number of stakeholders throughout the area on issues ranging from reducing the risk of wildfire to improving trails. “I’ve seen collaboration produce results that benefit communities and our natural resources,” Mark said.

The National Forest Foundation (NFF), is a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, with a mission to bring people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. NFF is currently working with the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in the southeastern United States to coordinate a forest plan revision stakeholders’ forum. In addition, NFF has invited Libby, Montana county commissioner Mark Peck to share some of his experiences working with public land management agencies.

The workshop is intended for anyone interested in what it means to work collaboratively, including elected officials, agency personnel, or interested individuals. The workshop is free, but registration is requested by going online to the following links:

or call Gina Knudson, Forest Plan Revision Team Collaboration Specialist at 208-756-5551.