Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.



Request for Proposals - 4FRI Phase 2 Large Scale Restoration Project

A Request for Proposals is being developed for the 4FRI Phase 2 Large Scale Restoration Project -- the Initiative's next large-scale, long-term mechanical thinning effort.

VIDEO: Long Valley Riparian Meadow Restoration Project

This video from Arizona Elk Society highlights the work of hundreds of volunteers on the Long Valley Riparian Meadow Restoration Project.  Their efforts have helped to restore natural flows of this high elevation meadow on the Coconino National Forest.

VIDEO: Healthy Forests, Vibrant Economy Conference

The Salt River Project hosted the 3rd annual Healthy Forests, Vibrant Economy Conference in October 2015. This two-day event featured a convergence of business leaders, government partners, scientists, researchers and those with an interest in forest health. The video from the conference is available for viewing.

4FRI involves the entire suite of restoration efforts

  The 4 Forest Restoration Initiative is commonly associated the Task Orders of the Phase 1 Stewardship Contract (held by Good Earth Power AZ), but 4FRI isn't just a stewardship contract. In fact, it isn't even just about thinning.

In addition to the Phase 1 Contract Task Orders, multiple other restoration projects continue to be implemented across the four forests...

4FRI Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

The Coconino and Kaibab National Forests prepared a Four-Forest Restoration Initiative DEIS. The DEIS proposes a suite of restoration actions across the forests over a period of 10 years. The DEIS was developed in collaboration with many individuals, groups, and agencies. The comment period on the DEIS closed May 29, 2013. 

What's Happening in our Forests?

An animated short by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies exploring how forests affect, and are affected by, the forces around them.

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 Lorax Partnership

As an enduring symbol of forest conservation, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax offers a message of hope and renewal, restoration and responsibility. Through the Discover the Forest campaign, the Forest Service has partnered with the Ad Council and Universal Pictures to launch a series of public service advertisements featuring characters from the animated adventure Dr Seuss’ The Lorax.

Moving Forward

Regional Forester Corbin Newman discusses the first phase 4FRI contract and the urgency of moving forward with forest restoration.

Forests Under Fire

Forests Under Fire is a short documentary about Western forests and the threats they face. The Four Forest Restoration Initiative - the nation's largest forest restoration project - is highlighted as a solution to some of the threats to our forests. 

Click here for longer version of documentary.

4FRI Selected for NEPA Pilot Program

4FRI has been selected as a pilot project for the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pilot Program. The selection will allow 4FRI to serve as a national model for collaborative NEPA planning at the landscape scale.

4FRI Stakeholder Group

This section contains information related to the 4FRI Stakeholder Group.

Come Chat with Us!

The Four Forest Restoration Initiative Team hosts office hours to provide information and answer questions. Members of the public are encouraged to visit during these scheduled time slots. 

4FRI Stakeholder Group Meetings

The public is invited.