Governor Little sets date for first meeting of his Shared Stewardship Advisory CommitteeThursday November 21, 2019
Boise, Idaho – The first meeting of Governor Brad Little’s Shared Stewardship Advisory Committee is set for December 3 in Coeur d’Alene. The meeting will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. PDT at the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) office located at 3284 Industrial Loop in Coeur d'Alene.
Governor Little will provide introductory remarks at the meeting. In October, Governor Little announced the members of the broad-based group he created to advise the implementation of Shared Stewardship in Idaho, an initiative that aims to reduce wildfire risk, improve forest health, and support jobs through additional, coordinated active land management projects.
A list of committee members and other information about the Shared Stewardship Advisory Committee are available here. An agenda will be posted closer to the date of the meeting.
ABOUT SHARED STEWARDSHIP
Part of the Shared Stewardship goal is to double the number of acres treated on federal forests in Idaho by 2025. Using mechanical treatments, commercial forest restoration treatments, and prescribed fire, partners will focus treatments on the 6.1 million acres that have been federally designated for insect and disease infestation.
In July, Governor Little announced the identification of two largescale project areas – one in northern Idaho and one in southern Idaho – where federal, state, and private land management activities will align to reduce wildfire risk to communities, create and sustain jobs, and improve the health of Idaho’s forests and watersheds.
Governor-elect Little and federal officials signed the Shared Stewardship agreement in December of 2018. The Shared Stewardship initiative builds on the success of the State of Idaho’s four-year-old Good Neighbor Authority program in which the IDL shares in implementing land management projects on national forests.
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