GNA Learning Series: When is GNA the Right Tool?

GNA Learning Series: When is GNA the Right Tool?

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

Session Overview

The USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) continues to garner significant attention and has been suggested for numerous projects and actions to meet landscape-level goals across the West. However, GNA is one tool in the Agency’s land management toolbox and is not the right tool for every project. For this session, attendees have the opportunity to improve their understanding about appropriate uses of the Forest Service’s GNA, when another tool is a better fit, and questions and key items to consider when assessing if GNA is right for the project.

Featured Speakers: 

  • Anne Doolin, Forest Service
  • Carol McKenzie, Forest Service
  • Francisco Romero, Forest Service 
  • Lynne Sholty, Forest Service
  • Jon Songster, Idaho Department of Lands


Western state forestry agency, 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.