Two Oregon landscapes selected for FY23 Joint Chief’s Landscape Restoration Partnership funding
Two of the projects that will receive funding are located in Oregon and will be implemented in partnership with local organizations and agencies.
The North Wasco All Lands project, on and around the Mt. Hood National Forest, will focus on restoring and promoting resiliency in fire-adapted ecosystems in Hood River and Wasco counties. A variety of treatments, including thinning, weed treatments, road improvement, and vegetation management, will be used to reduce fuel loadings and thin overstocked stands. The project aims to create resiliency to large-scale disturbances, while mitigating wildfire threats to at-risk adjacent communities within the wildland urban interface and municipal watersheds in the project area. The total funding request for this project in Fiscal Year 2023 is $3,119,600.
The Southern Blues Restoration project, located in the Southern Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon and on and around the Malheur National Forest and in Grant County, aims to create strategic fuel treatments to reduce fire risk to local communities while improving forest, rangeland, and overall watershed resiliency. This project will also engage in outreach and education to landowners about their property to promote a more fire-adapted landscape. The total funding request for this project in Fiscal Year 2023 is $1,974,231.
Read the full press release from the U.S. Forest Service here!