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ENVIRO-NEWS  June 2011

ENVIRO-NEWS June 2011

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Continued Funding For Collaborative Forest Restoration Projects

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USDA
Release No. 0240.11
Contact:
Office of Communications (202)720-4623
 
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Continued Funding For
Collaborative Forest Restoration Projects

Projects in nine states restore forested landscapes across boundaries
 

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today
announced nearly $22 million in funding for Collaborative Forest
Landscape Restoration projects <
http://www.fs.fed.us/restoration/CFLR/index.shtml > that promote
healthier, safer and more productive public lands through partnership
efforts which will reduce wildfire risk, enhance fish and wildlife
habitats, and maintain and improve water quality across all lands.

"The best way to improve the health of our nation's forests is to work
across boundaries with an all-lands approach," said Vilsack. "We're
pleased to support projects that are actively encouraging the
restoration of our priority forest landscapes while creating green jobs
and economic opportunity in rural communities."

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration projects accomplish a variety
of U.S. Forest Service priorities including watershed restoration while
supporting sustainable and fire-adapted communities through partnerships
at the state, local and private level. The President's 2012 budget
includes funding for these projects as part of the broader Integrated
Resource Restoration approach to restoring the nation's forests and
grasslands.

"Working together is how we do business," said Forest Service Chief Tom
Tidwell. "We will continue to encourage greater public involvement to
maintain and restore healthy landscapes. We not only are taking care of
the ecosystem, but also supporting healthy, thriving communities through
collaborative forest restoration."

The 10-year restoration projects were selected and began to receive
funding in 2010. Projects are located in nine states:

Four Forest Restoration Initiative: Arizona - $3.5 million

This initiative, located on the Apache-Sitgraeves, Kaibab, Coconino and
Tonto National Forests, focuses on the restoration of the southwestern
ponderosa pine ecosystem and will treat up to 50,000 acres per year. The
project will engage new industry to insure that nearly all of the cost
of removal of the thinning byproducts is covered by the value of the
products.

The Dinkey Landscape Restoration Project: California - $415,500

The Dinkey Project includes 130,000 acres on the Sierra National Forest
and 20,000 acres of private land. Targeted ecosystems include coniferous
forest, foothill hardwood and chaparral vegetation, meadows and riparian
forests. The project aims to create resilient ecosystems and enhance the
ability to adapt to wildfire

Colorado Front Range Restoration Initiative: Colorado -$3.5 million

The Colorado Front Range Landscape Restoration Initiative, located in
the Arapaho, Roosevelt, Pike and San Isabel National Forests, seeks to
increase resilience to insects and lower wildfire risk in a ponderosa
pine forest ecosystem. These more resilient forests will also have
increased capacity to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.

Uncompahgre Plateau Restoration Initiative: Colorado - $930,500

The Uncompahgre Plateau includes restoration of several plant types on
160,000 treatment acres and includes key watersheds that feed the
Colorado River. Multiple techniques to control the spread of invasive
noxious weeds will be used, including chemical and biological control
measures critical to restoration and preventive measures to control
invasive species.

The Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restoration Project: Florida -$1.3
million

This project in Northeast Florida is comprised of over 230,000 acres in
the Osceola National Forest. The project seeks to restore forest
ecosystems that have been significantly altered by fire exclusion and
hydrologic alteration.

The Selway-Middle Fork Clearwater Project: Idaho - $3.5 million

The Selway-Middle Fork Clearwater Project is a joint effort between the
Clearwater Basin Collaborative and the Nez Perce and Clearwater National
Forests. The restoration project protects communities from wildfire and
restores land and water ecosystems.

Southwestern Crown of the Continent Restoration Initiative: Montana -
$3.5 million

The Southwestern Crown covers 1,449,670 acres, 70 percent of which is
public land including the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Restoration will
focus on stream and forest habitats using prescribed fire and natural
ignitions as tools to restore species composition and structure.

Southwest Jemez Mountains Restoration Initiative: New Mexico - $2.4
million

The Southwest Jemez Mountains area is 210,000 acres, 93 percent of which
is divided between the Santa Fe National Forest and the Valles Caldera
Trust-Valles National Preserve. The project will improve the resilience
of ecosystems to recover from wildfires and other natural disturbance
and sustain healthy forests and watersheds.

The Deschutes Skyline Restoration Project: Oregon - $720,500

This project is located on 97,000 acres in the Deschutes National
Forest. The majority of the landscape is ponderosa pine and dry mixed
conifer forest types. The goal of the project is to restore forest
ecosystems and help to achieve a variety of community goals such as job
creation.

The Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative: Washington - $2.2 million

The Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative aims to enhance the
resilience and sustainability of forests by treating over 168,000 acres
over ten years. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest restoration
strategy uses treatment methods including pre-commercial and commercial
thinning including biomass removal, prescribed fire of natural and
activity fuels, and trail management activities.

The U.S. Forest Service mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and
productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of
present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of
public land and is the world's largest forestry research organization.

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(800) 795-3272 (Voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

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