Statewide Forest Resource Strategy
For more information, please contact our Project Leader
• David Stephenson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tele: (208) 666-8621
› Final Documents - Idaho Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources and Forest Resource Strategy - posted June 21, 2010
The Forest Service State and Private Forestry Redesign and the 2008 Farm Bill require states to develop a Statewide Forest Resource Strategy based on their completed State Assessments of Forest Resources (SAFR). A team of Idaho stakeholders recently completed a SAFR and has now begun work on the Resource Strategy. This work will be ongoing throughout the year. The Resource Strategy will be completed by June 2010.
The Idaho Resource Strategy will:
• Describe long-term strategies to address issues and priority landscapes identified in the SAFR. It will cover a timeframe that is at least five (5) years.
• Identify how federal, state, private and other resources could be invested and aligned to address issues in priority landscapes that cross ownerships.
• Identify how State & Private Forestry program areas can contribute to long-term goals and strategies.
• Provide a timeline to implement strategies and identify measures of success.
• Describe how the State will address national State & Private Forestry themes and objectives.
• Describe how strategies will be used to design annual plans and actions, and how outcomes will be monitored and strategies revised.
Idaho Department of Lands is the Lead Agency. A diverse group of partners is participating, including:
• Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
• Idaho Department of Fish & Game
• Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation
• Idaho Community Forestry Advisory Council
• Idaho Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee
• Idaho State Fire Plan Working Group
• Idaho Technical Committee
• Intermountain Forest Association
• Coeur d'Alene Tribe
• Nez Perce Tribe
• The Nature Conservancy
• University of Idaho
• USDA Forest Service
• USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
• USDI Bureau of Land Management
• Idaho Forest Owners Association
• Steve Kimball - Idaho Department of Lands (Co-lead)
• Dave Stephenson - Idaho Department of Lands (Co-lead)
• Ara Andrea - State Technical Committee, Natural Resource Conservation Service
• Ed Warner - Idaho State Legacy Program Leader
• Bob Helmer - Idaho State Endowment Lands Program Leader
• Bob Unnasch - The Nature Conservancy
• Frank Gariglio - Natural Resource Conservation Service
• Craig Glazier - Forest Service - Idaho Panhandle National Forests
• Cynthia Lane - Forest Service - Clearwater National Forest
• Sharon LaBrecque - Forest Service - Sawtooth National Forest
• Greg Servheen - Idaho Department of Fish and Game
• Dana Coelho - Western Forestry Leadership Coalition
• Mike Bowman - Idaho Community Forestry Advisory Group
• Serena Carlson - Intermountain Forest Association
• Chris Schnepf - University of Idaho Extension
• David Gabrielsen - Forest Capital Partners, LLC
• David DeArmond - Bureau of Land Management
— Draft Map of Priority Landscape Areas - updated February 17, 2010
|October 29, 2009||Core Team Meeting Notes|
|December 17, 2009||Core Team Meeting Notes|
|January 28, 2010||Core Team Meeting Notes|
|February 8, 2010||Stakeholder Notes|
|February 18, 2010||Core Team Meeting Notes|
|February 19, 2010||Core Team Meeting Notes|
|March 9, 2010||Core Team Meeting Notes|
|March 10, 2010||Core Team Meeting Notes|
|February 17, 2010||4-page Handout describing Idaho's State Assessment and Response Strategy (3 MB)
|February 17, 2010||Short PowerPoint Presentation on Idaho's State Assessment and Resource Strategy (10 MB)|
A draft of the Idaho Statewide Forest Resource Strategy (9.18 MB PDF) is available for comments. Please read a letter by IDL Director George Bacon and use the comment form provided (WORD format). We encourage everyone with an interest in "all lands" forest management to review and provide input. Comments should be submitted no later than close of business, Friday, May 14, 2010. Instructions for submitting comments are in the Director's letter and comment form.
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