Building a comprehensive strategy to improve our delivery of forest products and increase the pace and scale of restoration on FS lands requires input from a wide range of people working on the ground. This is why since early 2017, the FPM team has been engaging FS staff working at the regional, forest and district level, as well as timber purchasers, stewardship contractors, and others to hear their stories and get their ideas on how we can streamline our processes and get more work done on the ground.
In the fall of 2018, the National Forest Foundation, in partnership with the Forest Service, held a series of partner feedback sessions virtually and at several Forest Service units across the nation. The sessions were designed to raise awareness of the FPM effort and solicit partner input on how we can streamline our business practices for delivering forest products. Forest Service leadership shared preliminary solution ideas as well as actions that are planned or already related to timber sale contracting and permitting, appraisals, sale layout and scaling and accountability, among other topics.
Transcripts and recordings of all of the feedback sessions are available on the National Forest Foundation website (link is external)
The ideas and perspectives offered by partners served as an important input to the FPM Strategic Framework for Long-Term Action, and will inform partner engagement in its implementation. You can read a summary and full report of feedback received across all sessions below:
||Executive Summary Forest Products Modernization Partner Feedback Sessions|
||Forest Products Modernization Partner Feedback Sessions Summary Reports|