Thursday, April 29th, 1-2:30 PM — Register in advance for this meeting:
Watch the Recording!
Districts, councils and land trust partners have participated in these project areas
Oregon’s Senators Merkley and Wyden recently announced funding of over $5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership” for projects in Lake, Jefferson and Deschutes Counties. The two projects focus on resource resiliency in wildfire-prone areas and match conservation practices and forest management. The project will engage private landowners and local partners, including soil and water conservation districts, watershed councils, state agencies, OSU extension, OWEB and others.
USDA’s Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service are working together to improve the health of forests where public forests and grasslands connect to privately owned lands. Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, the two USDA agencies are restoring landscapes, reducing wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protecting water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat. The partnership began in 2014, and each year the agency selects new three-year projects. An investment of $46 million in 2021 will fund 37 projects.
This is an important webinar as how to apply for the next round will be discussed—who can apply, how and when will applications be due?
Jay Gibbs, NRCS: Introductory remarks about the program and new application process
Alex Enna, U.S. Forest Service, Bend-Ft. Rock District
Lars Santana, NRCS District Conservationist, Deschutes & Jefferson Counties
Todd Peplin, Deschutes Soil & Water Conservation District
Max Corning, District Conservationist, Lakeview