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Collaboration

Finding Creative Solutions to Ramp up Work on Colorado Fourteeners

Through the Find Your Fourteener campaign, the NFF is working with partners to create forward-thinking solutions that will increase the pace and scale of restoration and habitat protection on Colorado’s beloved Fourteeners – and implement those solutions in a collaborative, coordinated manner. One solution is the development of a special role for “Peak Apprentices.”

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Partners collaborate to find solutions on the Carson National Forest

The NFF partnered with the Carson National Forest in February to host a Recreation Partnerships Summit in two New Mexico communities. NFF and Carson National Forest staff facilitated a positive, solutions-oriented discussion with 87 people at the KTAOS Solar Center in Taos and 38 at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in Abiquiu.

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Answering “Why Here, Why Now?” – Collaborative Input on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

In my experience as a facilitator, I have seen collaborative groups conflict with the Forest Service about where and how to restore national forests. In addition, collaborative groups often ask the Forest Service for the long-term strategy to prioritize restoration projects on the forest – which involves more specific details than you can find in a forest plan. On the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana, the Forest Service and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Working Group have found a way forward.

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A New Future for Our Forests

Russ recently attended the Collaborative Restoration Workshop in Denver, Colorado hosted by NFF, after being invited to speak on two different panels. Russ recently reflected on the workshop on his blog, where he regularly shares insights related to the “new era of forest health and restoration in the fire prone forests of the West.”

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Beaverhead-Deerlodge Working Group Hitting Its Stride

In 2011, the NFF convened and began facilitating a citizen-based group of people representing key interests, geographic balance, and knowledge of the National Forest. After years of working towards mutually beneficial outcomes, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Working Group (BDWG) is hitting its stride. New resources are coming to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest as a result of the group’s successful collaboration.

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