Shared Stewardship Agreement Idaho

The Idaho Department of Countries and the Forest Service shared the cost of hiring two shared hostess coordinators, one for each of Idaho`s two priority areas. In addition, the Idaho Department of Countries will hire a government coordinator and the Intermountain Forest Service region has hired a regional stewardess coordinator. The Idaho Department of Countries and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are also considering sharing the costs of a shared stewardess coordinator. In December 2018, Idaho was the first state to sign a shared air hostess agreement with the USDA Forest Service. USDA Governor and Under Secretary of State Jim Hubbard agreed to focus on reducing the risk of fuel and forest fires to communities, improving forest and watershed health, and supporting markets to preserve and create jobs in the forest products sector. They set a goal of doubling the number of hectares treated on National Forest System land in Idaho by 2025, focusing treatments on the 6.1 million hectares affected by insect and disease infestations. The Idaho Forest Action Plan (IDAP) was developed by the Idaho Department of Lands along with many other agencies and organizations. Its main objective is to ensure that the resources of the Federal State and the Länder are concentrated on landscape areas that are most likely to tackle common priorities. The FAP Resource Assessment provides spatial analysis of conditions and trends for all wooded areas in Idaho.

The resource strategy identifies the threat and benefit management strategies identified in the agency`s assessment. Idaho`s EAP, first developed in 2010, was updated and revised, leading to the new Idahos Action Plan in 2020. Idahos Shared Stewardship Priority Landscapes was primarily based on threat analyses of geographic data in the PAF resource assessment. Ara Andrea Idaho Shared Stewardship Coordinator aandrea@idl.idaho.gov 208-666-8624 The implementation of Shared Stewardship is already taking place in Idaho. The state and the forest service have identified “priority areas” in the priority areas of the north and south, where they have agreed to focus their initial investments in the area of shared maintenance. The Idaho Department of Lands and Forests plans to use all available instruments, including grants from the Good Neighbor Authority and the Forestry Cooperative to carry out work on federal and non-federal lands. Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership: A Cooperative Network The Forest Service has developed a tool combining national or government state assessments (e.g.B. transfer of wildfires to municipalities, potential harvest volume) and management activities to simulate alternative short-term prioritization and investment strategies (1-5 years).

The system simulates the implementation of specific priorities and examines the success rates of certain outcomes, such as. B reducing the risk of forest fires for communities. The tool allows planners to quickly study the impact of changes in investment strategy on achievements and results on the ground. As of July 2019, staff from the Idaho Department of Lands and Forests, from the Northern and Intermountain regions, had identified two priority landscapes to test the shared approach. The northern priority landscape covers about 2 million hectares owned by a large number of forest owners and includes a vast interface between the wild countryside and the city, where homes, infrastructure and municipalities can be exposed to a higher risk of forest fire. . . .