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USDA - 10760 - Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameCollaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory PanelAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number10760
Original Establishment Date10/30/2000Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12 to 15
Current Charter Date9/13/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Natural Resource Program Specialist
Date Of Renewal Charter9/13/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Ian
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameRussell
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Fox
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. No. 111-11, Title IV, § 4003, 123 Stat. 1141; codified as amended at 16 U.S.C. § 7303)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(505) 842-3425
Effective Date Of Authority*10/30/2000Designated Federal Officer Fax*505-842-3165
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The scope and objectives are to evaluate proposals for forest restoration grants and provide recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture regarding which proposals best meet the objectives of the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP). The duties and responsibilities of the Panel are to consider the proposed projects' effects on long-term management and provide recommendations regarding which proposals best meet the following objectives pursuant to section 605 of the Act: reduce the threat of large, high-intensity wildfires; reestablish fire regimes; preserve old and large trees; replant trees in deforested areas; improve the use of small diameter trees; comply with federal and state environmental laws; include a diverse and balanced group of stakeholders; incorporate current scientific forest restoration information; create a plan for reporting, upon project completion, on the positive or negative impact and effectiveness of each project including improvements in local management skills and on-the-ground results; create local employment or training opportunities.
How is membership balanced?*Specific agencies, organizations and interests represented on the Panel are as follows: a state natural resources official from the state of New Mexico; at least two representatives from federal land management agencies; at least one tribal or pueblo representative; at least two independent scientists with experience in forest ecosystem restoration; and equal representation from conservation interests, local communities and commodity interests.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year: 1-3. Estimated Total Meetings: 3-6. The Panel reviews grant applications and prepares a report for the Secretary prioritizing the applications for funding based on the degree to which they meet the program objectives in three catetories: utilization; planning; and implementation. The Panel also assigns a subcommittee for the task of reviewing multi-party assessments from completed Collaborative Forest Restoration Program projects to identify lessons learned that would inform and improve the Panel's proposal review process.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is essential because designing forest and watershed restoration projects using a collaborative approach reduces conflict and facilitates cross jurisdictional planning and project implementation consistent with the Secretaries all lands approach. Cost-effective projects that improve the utilization of small diameter trees from restoration activities creates local jobs and the private sector capacity that is critical to accomplishing forest restoration at a landscape scale. Collaborative restoration projects empower diverse organizations to implement activities which value local and traditional knowledge; build ownership and civic pride; and ensure healthy, diverse, and productive forests and watersheds. Advice of the committee is not available from other sources because only such a committee can provide an environment where interest groups that have a stake in forest management issues can work towards agreement on how forest restoration should occur on public land in New Mexico, with the grant proposals as the focus of the discussion. The grants fund diverse and balanced groups of stakeholders that work collaboratively with Federal, Tribal, State, County, and Municipal governments to plan, implement, and monitor forest restoration projects on public land in New Mexico.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksUnable to convene FY 19 Panel due to pending Charter renewal.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed15
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended15
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$5,276,285.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*563Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Panel recommended 15 projects for funding in FY20. Since 2001, the CFRP Technical Advisory Panel has reviewed 563 proposals and recommended funding for 228 project grants totaling $74 million to Tribes, businesses, NGOs, schools and universities, and state and local governments.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentSince 2001 the Secretary of Agriculture has approved all of the committee's funding recommendations. On June 26, 2018 the Southwestern Regional Forester submitted the 2018 CFRP Panel project funding recommendations to the Forest Service Washington Office for transmittal to the Secretary. The Secretary approved those recommendations on August 21, 2018.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*The Chairman and DFO begin each Panel meeting with a briefing on program accomplishments. Panel members also attend an annual workshop with grant recipients to discuss accomplishments and lessons learned from project implementation. A Subcommittee reviews mulit-party assessement reports from completed projects and provides recommendations to the Panel on what those reports indicate about past projects that could inform the evaluation of future project proposals.Narrative Description*The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Technical Advisory Panel evaluates grant proposals for forest restoration projects on public forestland that include a diverse and balanced group of stakeholders. The Panel uses a consensus-based process to develop recommendations for the Secretary on which proposals best meet the objectives of the Program. The Panel provides a venue for key stakeholders with an interest in forest restoration and small diameter tree utilization to develop agreement on how to accomplish those tasks on public forestland. The Panel improves communication and joint problem solving among individuals and groups who are interested in restoring the diversity and productivity of forested watersheds in New Mexico and encourages sustainable communities and sustainable forest though collaborative partnerships. This effort supports the agency mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests to meet the needs of present and future generations.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$40,171.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$41,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$29,085.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$30,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$69,256.00Est. Total Next FY*$71,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Cost RemarksPayments to consultant were higher than previous years due to meeting being virtual due to COVID. This created more prep, etc.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Rural Development
Fish and Wildlife
Natural Resources
Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Job Training
Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036106Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2019
 COM-033425Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2018
 COM-001813Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2017
 COM-002484Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2016
 COM-004241Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2015
 COM-005167Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2014
 COM-005407Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2013
 COM-007397Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2012
 COM-007534Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2011
 COM-008931Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2010
 COM-010199Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2009
 COM-010603Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2008
 COM-012064Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2007
 COM-012385Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2006
 COM-014053Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2005
 COM-015150Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2004
 COM-016148Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2003
 COM-016460Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2002
 COM-017906Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel2001