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Fire Adapted Communities
by Paul_Litow on 

This is an interesting approach for promoting firewise communities....

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Land Allocation Committee Notes
by payetteforestcoalition on 

The May Meeting Outcomes are posted in the PFC Meeting Notes Library.


Remember to enter the word Land in the search box to retrieve only the Committee meeting notes

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Land Allocation Committee Agenda and Outcomes
by payetteforestcoalition on 

The Land Allocation Committee will meet May 16th  (7:00-9:00 pm); here is the agenda  (note location is the Payette NF Supervisor's Office).


The April Meeting Outcomes are posted in the PFC Meeting Notes Library.  Remember to enter the word Land in the search box to retrieve only the Committee meeting notes


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Proposal to Reauthorize CFLRP
by payetteforestcoalition on 

A bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen.Mike Crapo (R-ID), announced the introduction Friday of legislation that would reauthorize and expand the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.  Read more>>

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Stewardship Contracting and County Payments
by John Robison on 

All,


I wanted to share two documents that are relevant to our work.

The first is a study by Salmon Valley Stewardship titled, "Restoration Means Jobs."


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PFC May Meeting Agenda
by payetteforestcoalition on 

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2017 Annual Report for Weiser-Little Salmon Headwaters
by payetteforestcoalition on 

The annual report for Weiser-Little Salmon Headwaters is available for your review in the CFLRP Project Library.  Remember to type 2017 in the search box to narrow the list to the current report and then download the document.


Amie Anderton will review the report during the May PFC meeting.

The PFC has asked about footprint acres when reviewing accomplishments - please refer to the discussion on page 15 of the report for both 2017 and cumulative footprint acres treated.

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Predicting the Future to Save Whitebark Pine
by payetteforestcoalition on 

Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) has been disappearing from high mountain landscapes due to mountain pine beetle outbreaks, white pine blister rust, human intrusions, and fire exclusion. It is currently a candidate species for listing under the endangered species act.  Read more>>


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Idaho Panhandle Welcomes New Deputy Forest Supervisor
by payetteforestcoalition on 

Kim Pierson has been selected as the Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. She is currently the District Ranger on the New Meadows Ranger District of the Payette National Forest. Pierson has been extremely active in forest landscape restoration and collaboration efforts throughout her career and has a solid history of providing leadership in these efforts.

Pierson is an avid botanist who began her Forest Service career as a seasonal botanist on the Payette National Forest in 1992.  She completed a Bachelorís Degree in Biology and a Masterís Degree in Botany/Ecology at Utah State University in 1999. Prior to starting her permanent Forest Service career, Pierson successfully managed her own botanical consulting company which was highly utilized by several National Forests to complete survey work, pollination studies, and botanical analysis for Forest Plan Revision efforts.

 

Pierson was the Forest Botanist for the Sawtooth National Forest.  She spent nine incredible years in this position working on a variety of botanical issues and restoration efforts.  Pierson became the New Meadows District Ranger in 2010, and then served as the Acting Director for Natural Resources for the Intermountain Region in 2015.   She leads a highly performing workforce comprised of a dedicated team focusing on increasing the pace of restoration under Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program and a large fire organization.

 

Pierson and her husband Jeff Motychak share a love for camping, canoeing, science, and adventure.  Jeff and Kim also have a soft spot for shelter animals and have provided a home for five dogs and two cats, which are the light of their lives. They are all extremely excited to be coming to the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

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Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
by payetteforestcoalition on 



There is a Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network that may be of interest to your work. They post articles and blog posts about wildfire resilience success stories and resources every week.
You can subscribe to their blog and newsletter here>> 

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