Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project investments: What are we spending and what is the return on our investment?

CFLRP Projects are a small part of the NFS acreage, but produce outsized results

Taken together, the NFS acreage across the 23 CFLRP landscapes represent about 11.4% of the total NFS lands not in wilderness or roadless area designation. CFLR landscape acreage represents priority acres for restoration treatment to produce ecological, economic, and social outcomes and outputs – and areas where there is high capacity in place to support increased returns on investment. While they are only 11.4% of the NFS treatable acreage, these acres provided 20% of the Agency’s total hazardous fuels reductions accomplishments in 2016, 15% of the timber volume sold, 16% of the terrestrial habitat enhanced, and 30% of the forest vegetation improved. They also contributed 5% of the stream habitat enhanced accomplishments and 5% of trails maintained to standard.

In Region 6, the 5 Forests with CFLRP increased hazardous fuels treatments by 43% since CFLRP – over the same time period, the Region has a whole increased by 10%. It also increased timber volume sold by 14% since CFLRP, while the Region has a whole increased by 7%.

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