The documents below are brochures, handouts and other tools and information aimed at communicating with landowners about forestry-related programs, issues and opportunities.
The Forestry Futuring Team makes recommendations to NRCS regarding what should be the agency’s future role and staffing in order to efficiently deliver technical assistance in forestry and agroforestry. The team’s recommendations will focus on the forestry and agroforestry training/technology/information that District Conservationists will need to meet the anticipated requests for assistance from private landowners. The recommendations will also address how NRCS will meet the current and future need to provide forstry interpretations for soil surveys.
In November, the JFT hosted a webinar to discuss highlights from the survey responses and other forestry issues.
This communication plan was developed by NRCS and Washington State Department of Natural Resources for the purpose of making forest landowners (particularly those with Forest Stewardship Plans) aware of technical and financial assistance available through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program and how that assistance can help them implement their plans.
This brochure provides forest landowners in Washington State with information on how to keep their forests healthy through the technical and financial assistance offered through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
NRCS, USFS, and FSA developed a customizable PowerPoint presentation in March 2009 to be used as a template that state partners could customize for use in 2008 Farm Bill workshops. State partners are encouraged to delete/hide program slides that are not relevant to their landowners/producers and to consider adding slides that provide details about how programs are delivered (e.g., program priorities, sign-ups, application ranking processes, payment rates).
This PowerPoint presentation was used by Indiana partners (e.g., NRCS, IN DNR, FSA, IN Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts) at a April 2009 workshop to inform landowners and cooperators about new opportunities for forestry-related conservation assistance in the 2008 Farm Bill. More forestry resources from the Indiana partners are available at http://www.iaswcd.org/icp/icpforestry.html.
Montana partners used these materials at a April 2009 workshop to inform landowners and cooperators about new opportunities for forestry-related conservation assistance in the 2008 Farm Bill. Workshop presenters included Montana DNRC, NRCS, FSA, University of Montana and U.S. Forest Service. The workshop was sponsored by the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, American Forest Foundation and the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition.
The leaders of NASF, NACD, NRCS, USFS and the Office of Wildland Fire Coordination for the Department of Interior jointly signed a letter in October 2008 encouraging agency leaders at the regional, state and local level to facilitate improved communication with private landowners and other interested citizens about wildland fire activities. The letter also provides links to two additional resources: 1) Montana Interagency Coordination Guide: Working with Communities and Private Landowners, Before, During and After Wildfires and 2) Earning Bridges.