The aim of our Collaborative is to restore our forests to a healthier, more resilient condition through balanced, science-driven restoration projects. We are a volunteer stakeholder committee of 19 community members representing a wide set of views and values. Our group is one of 20 landscape restoration demonstration projects in the nation established by Congress to encourage collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes.
Our Collaborative includes experts on forests, watersheds, wildlife, fire safety, timber, natural resource policy, recreation and tourism, local government, and conservation. We are environmentalists, businesspeople, professional foresters, research scientists, loggers, outdoors lovers, private landowners, elected officials, tribal members and government policymakers who see that unless we act now to make forests healthier and more resilient, the lifestyle and special places we all treasure are at risk.
And we have learned we can only get this work done together.
One of the greatest dividends of this willingness to collaborate is the development of understanding and respectful relationships between people that were previously at tensioned odds. And it is the development of these important relationships that payBill Anthony Retired District Ranger, Sisters District, U.S. Forest Service
In this day of Internet and social media, people only have to listen to, interact with, and be validated by those of the same perspective. The DCFP sort of forces people with diverse views and interests onGlen Ardt Retired Habitat Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
The DCFP provides a forum to work towards achieving Fish & Wildlife’s goals of implementing forest restoration at the landscape scale. Participation meshes well with our efforts to engage with a broad stakeholder group as we defineJen O’Reilly Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service