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    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Arrive at Meet at the Jerome Public Parking Lot West of the Jerome Fire Station
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    Workday: Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Project Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

    What will be provided:

    • Work gloves, tools and necessary materials
    • Additional water to refill water bottles
    • Restrooms are available in the trailhead parking lot
    • Safety review and work demonstration will precede the project work
    • A deli-style lunch will be provided

    About the project:

    During this work day volunteers will be working to prevent erosion by hauling cut juniper logs and branches into the stream channel. We will need participants to work in groups of 2- 3 volunteers to help each other haul debris to the stream channel.

    Behind the project:

    The National Forest Foundation wants to engage partners through the Northern Arizona Forest Fund to bolster restoration through meaningful volunteer projects. The Red Flats Meadow Restoration & Erosion Control Project is an important effort that is reducing erosion and sedimentation into the Verde River and watershed. By reducing erosion, we decrease risk of sustained levels of sediment in the river system which if left unchecked can increase risk of  E. Coli contamination, impact aquatic species, and ultimately increase costs at water treatment plants downstream.

    Through the Northern Arizona Forest Fund, the Red Flats meadow restoration work is almost complete, thanks to help from the Arizona Conservation Corps, who has already installed fencing, cut juniper trees that are encroaching on the meadow, and reseeded the meadow to encourage the return of native grasses.

    The Red Flats Volunteer Project will be the final stage of the erosion control work by placing the branches of the recently cut juniper trees into the gullies of the meadow to catch and hold sediment in place. This simple technique, as part of the larger project effort, will go a long way to protect the Verde River and downstream water supplies.

    We hope you will join us in this collaborative effort to improve Arizona’s National Forests, protect water resources, and engage with other like-minded stewards of our watersheds!

    Agenda for Saturday, October 21st

    8:30 am Arrive at Jerome Public Parking Lot West of the Jerome Fire Station

    8:45 am Welcome & Introductions; Discuss Scope of Work for the day

    9:00 am Depart Jerome Fire station

    9:30 am Arrive at work site – Safety Talk/Begin work

    12:00 pm Lunch at project site

    2:00 pm Depart worksite

    3:30 pm Arrive back at Jerome Fire Station 


    Thank you for your interest in this project which will help improve Arizona's water supply! We hope to see you there! 


    For more information on the Northern Arizona Forest Fund, please visit northernarizonaforestfund.org

    For more information about our partner host, Friends of Verde River Greenway, visit verderivergreenway.org

    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): 1-800-576-6614 To join the web conference: http://nationalforestfoundation.adobeconnect.com/join/
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    Announcement

    The NFF will host an informational webinar on the Community Capacity & Land Stewardship (CCLS) program on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT to provide an overview and answer questions. 

    Sign up for this webinar today!

    Background

    In Oregon and Washington, the U.S. Forest Service (FS) is supporting collaborative natural resource management through an all-lands approach. The FS believes that it is important to support and build the capacity of collaborative efforts that further enhance natural resource and watershed restoration outcomes while also helping to build sustainable economic capacities in local communities.

    The National Forest Foundation offers this grant program in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region to support local collaborative efforts that work toward achieving watershed and landscape restoration objectives. The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region presently provides all program funding. The program operates with the additional support of implementation partners including Sustainable Northwest, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and Oregon Solutions.

    The Community Capacity & Land Stewardship Program provides grants of $5,000 to $24,000 to enable community-based organizations and collaborative groups to build their capacity to facilitate and/or implement watershed or landscape-level restoration. Ancillary goals of the program are to build capacity to help meet other objectives associated with the creation of family wage jobs that contribute to the economic sustainability of communities. Grants are for a period of 12 months.

    Organizations are not required to match CCLS Program award funds, but are encouraged to leverage additional private and local, state, or governmental resources to illustrate broad support for the project.

    This webinar will review the CCLS purpose and goals, submission requirements, best practices, and provide an opportunity for Q&A.

    For more information on the CCLS program, visit nationalforests.org/grant-programs/ccls


    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): 1-800-576-6614 To join the web conference: http://nationalforestfoundation.adobeconnect.com/join/
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    The Work Finance Principle: Using New Financial Policy to Better Achieve Restoration Goals

    Peer Learning Session

    Sponsored by the Forest Service Washington Office in partnership with the National Forest Foundation

    You're invited to join an upcoming peer learning session!

    During this session, Forest Service staff with experience implementing the Work Finance Principle will answer the following questions:

    • "What is the Work Finance Principle?"
    • "How is it different from how we funded our work previously?"
    • "What's the advantage? How can it help my unit achieve its restoration goals"
    • "What resources and tools are available to help my unit understand and use the Work Finance Principle?"
    The target audience for this session is Forest Service Budget staff and restoration-related program managers involved in planning, allocating, and obligating Forest Service funds.

    Featured speakers:
    • Jessica Robertson, National Restoration Planning Group Lead
    • Sheri Elliott, National Budget Director
    • Erica Nevins, Region 5 Budget Coordinator
    • Carol Boyd, Region 6 Forest Management Director (tentative)

    Please note that this session begins at 2:00 PM Eastern.



    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MST)
    • Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): 1-800-576-6614 To join the web conference: http://nationalforestfoundation.adobeconnect.com/join/
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    Announcement 

    The National Forest Foundation (NFF) will host an informational webinar on the Matching Awards Program on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MST to provide an overview and answer questions. 

    Sign up today!

    Background 

    The NFF is currently soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP), a grant program that provides federal funds for direct on-the-ground projects benefitting America’s National Forests and Grasslands. By pairing federal funds provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service with non-federal dollars raised by award recipients, MAP measurably multiplies the resources available to implement stewardship projects that benefit the National Forest System.

    A common thread connecting NFF program areas is an interest in results-oriented projects that enhance the viability of natural resources while benefitting and directly engaging surrounding communities. The NFF accepts applications from non-governmental, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and Native American tribes working on or adjacent to National Forests and Grasslands throughout the United States[1]. Through MAP, organizations completing on-the-ground conservation work can apply for matching funds up to twice a year, though only one MAP award may be active at any time. MAP funding is available to support specific conservation and restoration projects and does not provide programmatic support. Please note this distinction.

    MAP project selection occurs twice each year through single-stage proposal rounds. In each round, the NFF evaluates submitted proposals and provides funding to a subset. The process from proposal submission to notification of funding generally takes about two months.

    All MAP awards require a 1:1 nonfederal cash match, with secured and anticipated funding clearly identified in the project Financial Plan. In-kind contributions and federal funds are not eligible to serve as match. Please document these additional contributions to show project leverage. Award recipients cannot provide MAP award funds to the U.S. Forest Service or any other federal entity.

    This webinar will review the MAP purpose and goals, submission requirements, important changes to the matching process, best practices, and provide an opportunity for Q&A.

    For more information on the Matching Awards Program, visit: nationalforests.org/grant-programs/map


    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AKDT)
    • Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): 1-800-576-6614 To join the web conference: http://nationalforestfoundation.adobeconnect.com/join/
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    Announcement

    The NFF will host an informational webinar on the Community Capacity & Land Stewardship (CCLS) program on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT to provide an overview and answer questions.

    Sign up for this webinar today!

    Background

    As part of a broader economic diversification strategy for Southeast Alaska communities, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies are collaborating with business leaders, state and federal agencies, and other partners to support sustainable job growth and healthy communities. Strengthening the capacity of rural communities to respond to new economic opportunities and be responsible stewards of their rich natural resources is essential to achieving these goals.

    As one component of the economic diversification strategy, the Alaska Region (R10) of the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the NFF launched a program to support collaborative natural resource management, benefitting the watersheds of the Tongass National Forest. This Community Capacity and Land Stewardship (CCLS) grant program supports and builds the capacity of organizations that help build sustainable economic opportunities in local communities through natural resource management and watershed restoration.

    The NFF offers this program with the financial support of the USFS. It provides one-year grants of up to $24,000 to enable organizations and collaborative groups to build their capacity to convene, plan, and monitor watershed and landscape projects. Additionally, the program strives to help organizations build internal and community capacity to meet objectives associated with the creation of jobs that contribute to the economic sustainability of communities. This year, there is additional emphasis on projects that support the transition to young growth-based forest management. Work may take place off the Tongass National Forest, but there must be a clear benefit to its watersheds. Organizations are not required to match CCLS Program award funds, but are encouraged to leverage additional private and local, state, or governmental resources to illustrate broad support for the project.

    This webinar will review the CCLS purpose and goals, submission requirements, best practices, and provide an opportunity for Q&A.

    For more information on the CCLS program, visit nationalforests.org/grant-programs/ccls


If you have any questions about the above NFF Events please contact 

Emily Struss at estruss@nationalforests.org or 406-830-3360, or

Emily Olsen at esolen@nationalforests.org or 406-830-3369

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