Resilience in Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration: The Lakeview Stewardship Group’s Response to the Barry Point Fire Public Deposited

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  • Congress created the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) in 2009 with the passage of the Forest Landscape Restoration Act (Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 Title IV). The purpose of the CFLRP legislation is to implement forest restoration work on national forest lands through a competitive grant program. This study examines how the Lakeview Stewardship Group, a CFLRP selected project, responded to a large exogenous shock, the Barry Point Fire. The Barry Point Fire started on the Fremont-Winema National Forest on August 5, 2012, and burned more than 92,000 acres of forestland. The fire impacted more than 50 local private landowners, who lost timber and grazing resources including livestock, hundreds of miles of fencing, and active timber sales. On public forest land, more than four years of “shovel ready” ecological restoration projects burned in the fire, forcing the Lakeview Stewardship Group to reexamine management strategies and adapt to the changed conditions on the ground. Results from sixteen semi-structured qualitative interviews suggest that this collaborative group of land managers was successful at developing consensus around the Barry Point Salvage Project, assuaging litigious environmental groups, and maintaining clear communication and a strong focus on ecological restoration planning and implementation following Barry Point. The group’s demonstrated resilience in the face of this large exogenous shock stems from the strong relationships and trust among stakeholder involved in the collaborative process, the partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, experience with previous wildfires, and the group’s commitment to an active adaptive management approach.
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