PARTNERING with the FOREST SERVICE: From the beginning, the Collaborative has acted on a commitment to work with the Forest Service as a partner rather than using the collaborative process to leverage collective adversarial pressure against the agency. The Forest Service has responded in a corresponding spirit of generosity and goodwill and collectively CBC works towards supporting the agency mission while meeting the members’ collective goals. In its advisory role, the Forest Service attends all general and subcommittee meetings. Through cost-share agreements and the IPA, it provides financial and staff resources. Finally, it responds to frequent requests for high quality natural resource information and analysis to inform the collaborative effort.
Our current Memorandum of Understanding is effective through February 22, 2021.