Congress established the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program to encourage collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes. The Tapash CFLR landscape in central Washington includes 1.6 million acres of dry forest with a recent history of large wildfires destructive to forest and community values. Tapash CFLR activities that reduce future wildfire risk are also increasing forest job opportunities, bio-energy development opportunities, salmon habitat and passage, water quality and enhancing ecosystem resilience to wildfires.
Fire history and stand age can be deduced by taking cores from trees. All Internal Rights. Photo by Hannah Letinich.

I have found that the stakeholders often have more in common than we do our differences. The protection, enhancement and restoration of these resources is something we all seem to agree on.

Phil Rigdon, Deputy Director, Department of Natural Resources, Yakama Nation

CFLR Document Library

Report to Congress – Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program [5-Year]
2015 CFLR Fact Sheet – Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative
Tapash Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project Monitoring Plan
Region 6 CFLR Regional Network Workshop

2010 CFLR Program Proposal