GNA Learning Series: Understanding GNA

GNA Learning Series: Understanding GNA

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 1:30 pm MDT to Thursday, September 17, 2020, 2:45 pm MDT

Session Overview

The learning series will commence with a session dedicated to the fundamentals of the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA). Representatives from the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will present a refresher on GNA basics, provide an overview of recent amendments, highlight differences in the agencies’ GNA procedures and processes, and discuss the intent of the authority to catalyze cross-boundary actions.

Featured Speakers: 

  • Lynne Sholty, USDA Forest Service
  • Wade Salverson, Bureau of Land Management


Western state forestry agency, USDA Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management representatives with GNA responsibilities are invited to register for this learning series. GNA responsibilities may involve strategic development of the Authority within the state or federal agency, decision-making capacity for agreements and projects, financial management duties, and designing GNA agreements and projects. Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) members are also invited to attend. 

For non-state or federal agency individuals interested in participating, please contact Kelsey Delaney.


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For questions about this session or the WFLC GNA Learning Series, please contact Kelsey Delaney.