- Policy Platforms
This webinar will evaluate opportunities for communities to leverage technical tools and federal planning processes to increase their engagement in land management decision-making. Panelists also highlighted technical platforms that can help communities make informed decisions on mitigation and restoration priorities in pre- and post-wildfire scenarios.
This webinar evaluated opportunities for private landowners to leverage conservation-oriented market incentives and alternative income streams to bolster their operations. Panelists also discussed Conservation Incentive Contracts offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and successful habitat leasing models in the West.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides an increase in funding for wildfire management and ecosystem restoration on both federal and private lands, but implementation will require capacity to plan and approve projects as well as the infrastructure, equipment, workers and contractors to do the work. In this webinar, panelists discussed the challenges land managers and communities face in deploying these funds in light of diminished forest management capacity.
Invasive annual grasses pose ecological and economic challenges for invasive species managers and agricultural producers across the West. During this Working Lands, Working Communities Initiative webinar, speakers examined management tools and strategies to effectively manage cheatgrass, medusahead, and ventenata.