This project brought diverse partners from the community, government agencies and non-profits together to support a landscape-scale National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process targeting the eastern portion of the Emigrant Ranger District. This project took place within a larger effort to forge consensus for the future management of Eastern Oregon’s forests, driven by the desire to build local capacity to address future natural resource issues in the Harney Basin and in other areas with similar forest health issues.
- Restoration of forest health and the return of natural ecosystem processes;
- Enhanced and improved community economic resiliency;
- Improved efficiency and efficacy of federal, state and local agencies to carry out their missions;
- Enhanced social capacity to solve problems in ways that build and sustain desired environmental, economic and community conditions, and;
- Development of a working draft of desired future conditions and agreement on practices to get there.