Shared Stewardship Agreement
In September 2019, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of North Carolina (NC Forest Service) and the USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service entered into a joint trust agreement. In November 2019, Governor Brian Kemp signed a joint hostess agreement on behalf of the State of Georgia with the USDA Forest Service and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The USDA Forest Service Shared Stewardship`s national strategy is available at www.fs.fed.us/sites/default/files/toward-shared-stewardship.pdf (PDF, 14 MB). In February 2020, the Department of Forestry and Wildlife of the Department of Natural and Land Resources of Hawaii signed an air management agreement shared with the USDA Forest Service to increase the scale and scale of critical forest treatment. DENVER – Gov. Polis and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on employment in the state capital. This agreement establishes a framework for better cooperation between federal and regional authorities, a focus on achieving mutual goals, and responding to environmental, natural and recreational challenges and concerns for our 24 million hectares of forest in Colorado. The Utah Department of Natural Resources entered into a joint management agreement in May 2019. In July 2019, Utah Governor Herbert announced that up to US$20 million will be spent on joint trust projects over the next four years. „This agreement reflects my government`s commitment to protecting natural resources and increasing access to our public spaces for all Coloradans,” said Gov. Polite. „Our partnership with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture Forest Service recognizes the need for our state, federal government and private owners to work together for the mutual benefit of Colorado`s ecosystems, forest health and local communities. Together, we can work to protect and preserve the places we all love. In July 2020, the State of Arizona entered into a joint loyalty agreement with the USDA Forest Service to accelerate the pace and scope of projects such as the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), which protects communities from forest fires and creates healthy and resilient landscapes. In August 2020, the State of Wyoming and the USDA committed to jointly restoring forests and grasslands in all Wyoming lands. The agreement sets out common principles and priorities for joint planning, resource pooling and additional investment in existing partnerships and cooperation programs. In July 2020, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas A-M Forest Service entered into a joint trust agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. In August 2020, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Forest Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission entered into a joint trust agreement with three USDA agencies: Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency. In November 2019, the HEAD of the USDA Forest Service and the Governor of New Mexico signed a joint management agreement to strengthen relations while representing different interests in natural resources in public forest areas. The agreement is on www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/wy-shared-stewardship.pdf. In September 2019, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture (Arkansas Forestry Commission) and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission entered into a joint trust agreement with the USDA Forest Service and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.