National Forest Foundation Collaboration Workshop
Tuesday, May 22
Salmon Public Library
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The National Forest Foundation will be presenting a three hour workshop about collaboration on Tuesday, May 22 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Salmon Public Library.
Collaborative public engagement is a key feature of the forest plan revision process. However, this style of working together is not exclusive of forest planning. Salmon-Challis Forest Supervisor Chuck Mark said the forest has worked collaboratively with a number of stakeholders throughout the area on issues ranging from reducing the risk of wildfire to improving trails. "I've seen collaboration produce results that benefit communities and our natural resources," Mark said.
The National Forest Foundation (NFF), is a nonprofit organization chartered by congress with a mission to bring people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. NFF is currently working with the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in the Southeastern United States to coordinate a forest plan revision stakeholders' forum. In addition, NFF has invited Libby, Montana county commissioner Mark Peck to share some of his experiences working with public land management agencies.
The workshop is intended for anyone interested in what it means to work collaboratively, including elected officials, agency personnel, or interested individuals. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please call Gina Knudson at 756-5551 if you have any questions.