A new review of Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) projects.
The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) was an incubator for innovation and learning to improve forest management outcomes, advance applied research and multi-partner monitoring, and develop new collaborative governance structures. The initial 10-year performance period for the CFLRP has come to an end, and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI) and other Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes are well-positioned to document lessons learned and transfer knowledge from the CFLRP to other collaborative forest restoration groups locally and across the nation.
The white paper was developed to document lessons learned and assess the applicability of CFLRP collaborative planning, implementation, monitoring, and adaptive management processes to improve CFLRP and non-CFLRP programs and projects. In that vein, this white paper provides a synthesis of peer-review and gray literature on CFLRP projects and survey findings from two collaborative forest restoration cross-boundary workshops and a national CFLRP collaboration indicator survey to assess: 1) the factors that enabled and constrained collaboration; and 2) what factors contributed to the evolution, sustainability, and resilience of collaboratives through time.