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Successful Forest Service Partnerships

Partnerships are at the very core of how the U.S. Forest Service does business.  There are partnerships that address almost every aspect of land management, scientific research and policy related to forests.

Forest Service partners with Arizona Elk Society to restore meadow system and protect Phoenix’s drinking water supply

Creativity fosters success in Alaska partnerships

Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership

The Atlanta metro area's housing boom of the 1990s and early 2000s caused the loss of about 400,000 acres of pollinator-friendly native habitat. This has been bad news for butterflies, bees, moths, bats, hummingbirds, and other species which rely on this habitat. The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership was initiated in 2009 to address this problem and encourage restoration, development, and registration of pollinator habitat. Read the story.

a close up photo of a butterfly with striking black, yellow, blue and orange markings on top of purple flowers

Gateway to Nature: Western National Parks Center, Los Angeles

Check out this 5-minute video showcasing the new visitor center in the historic El Pueblo Monument, the birthplace of Los Angeles. Partners include the nonprofit Western National Parks Association, the National Park Service, the Forest Service, and the City of Los Angeles. The Center is a unique resource which can engage millions of people to appreciate and hopefully to explore the open space that surrounds the 2nd largest city in the U.S.  Follow the link to learn more about this partnership success story!

A photo of a father and son visiting the Gateway to Nature Center in downtown Los Angeles


  • Tillamook-Nestucca Salmon SuperHwy Project:  This unprecedented effort restores fish access to almost 180 miles of blocked habitat throughout six major salmon and steelhead rivers of Oregon’s North Coast. This partnership's strategic approach will maximize benefits and minimize costs, implementing a portfolio of projects designed to reconnect historic habitat, reduce chronic flooding, improve recreation opportunities and stimulate the local economy.  To learn more about the project, please read the Tillamook-Nestucca Salmon SuperHwy Project. (907.83 kb/.pdf)
  • In partnership with National Forest Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service is collaborating on a Public Broadcasting System mini-series, “Travels with Darley.” The new series will reach millions of viewers on-air and online to raise awareness of the importance of public lands and to promote recreational and stewardship activities accessible to people of all ages and abilities.