On Monday the National Forest Foundation hosted a webinar about Integrated Resource Restoration – the pilot program to experiment with flexible funding for restoration. Forest Service Regions 1, 3 and 4 have the pilot authority, and the President’s Budget also calls for making this a national program. Watching the recording of the session is a great way to get up to speed on the pilot.
For the recording of the session, go to: http://nationalforestfoundation.adobeconnect.com/p9aazfs3wmv/
The Forest Service is also accepting questions about the IRR program with their “Ask a Question about IRR” form at http://www.fs.fed.us/restoration/IRR.
The Forest Service has redesigned their website with a home page for restoration including IRR, CFLRP, stewardship contracting, biomass and more: http://www.fs.fed.us/restoration/IRR/index.shtml