Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Overview

US Forest Service

Deadline Passed 11/27/2019. Deadline Unknown for 2020. Congress established the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) with Title IV of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (PDF, 40 KB) and reauthorized it in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 Section 8629 (the Farm Bill). The purpose of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes and:

  • encourage ecological, economic, and social sustainability;
  • leverage local resources with national and private resources;
  • facilitate the reduction of wildfire management costs, including through re-establishing natural fire regimes and reducing the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire;
  • demonstrate the degree to which various ecological restoration techniques achieve ecological and watershed health objectives; and,
  • encourage utilization of forest restoration by-products to offset treatment costs, to benefit local rural economies, to and improve forest health.
collaborative, forest restoration, old growth stands, fire adaptation, watershed health, ecological restoration
Funding Amount: 
up to $4 million
Matching Funds: 


To be eligible for nomination under subsection (c), a collaborative forest landscape restoration proposal shall: (1) be based on a landscape restoration strategy that: (A) is complete or substantially complete; (B) identifies and prioritizes ecological restoration treatments for a 10-year period within a landscape that is: (i) at least 50,000 acres; (ii) comprised primarily of forested National Forest System land, but may also include land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or other Federal, State, tribal, or private land; (iii) in need of active ecosystem restoration; and (iv) accessible by existing or proposed wood processing infrastructure at an appropriate scale to use woody biomass and small-diameter wood removed in ecological restoration treatments;
Contact Information: 
Region 10 (Alaska Region): Dave Harris (907) 586-7875