CFLR Program

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Overview

Congress established the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) with Title IV of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (PDF, 40 KB).

The purpose of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes. The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program expands collaborative landscape partnerships to:encourage ecological, economic, and social sustainability;

  • leverage local resources with national and private resources;
  • facilitate the reduction of wildfire management costs, including through re-establishing natural fire regimes and reducing the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire;
  • demonstrate the degree to which various ecological restoration techniques achieve ecological and watershed health objectives; and,
  • encourage utilization of forest restoration by-products to offset treatment costs, to benefit local rural economies, to and improve forest health.

Read more about the CFLR Program here:

CFLR reports – Read the 5 Year CFLR Report and other studies done through the CFLR Program.

USDA CFLR Resource Library:  A wealth of publications, webinars, outreach materials, success stories, and other resources associated with the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program have been published in recent years. In addition to resources specific to the CFLRP, the Forest Service has also identified resources that may be of interest to the broader community of collaborative restoration practitioners. These resources have been compiled so that the stories, successes, and lessons learned regarding large-scale collaborative forest restoration can be shared. For additional resources and information, including recorded CFLRP Peer Learning Sessions, collaborative websites, monitoring plan examples, and research, please visit the CFLRP Page on the National Forest Foundation website. See the full collection of information here: