Good Neighbor Authority Virtual Learning Series

Good Neighbor Authority Virtual Learning Series


The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) is excited to host a virtual learning series on the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA). This series provides an opportunity for state and federal agency representatives to expand their understanding of GNA, conduct peer-learning and information sharing, and explore the successes and challenges to GNA implementation across the West.

Learning Series Description

The WFLC GNA Learning Series is comprised of five individual virtual sessions (each 90 minutes). Session topics include understanding GNA, demystifying appropriate uses of the Authority, examining the financial management elements associated with GNA, overcoming barriers and addressing outstanding questions, and GNA case studies. The learning series will run September - November 2020.


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. WFLC members are also invited to attend. 

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


To register for one or more of the five sessions, please visit the links below. There is no registration fee for this learning series. Space is limited for each session, and WFLC strongly encourages attendees to only register for the sessions they plan to attend. 

Session Dates & Times 

  1. Understanding the Good Neighbor Authority – September 16 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. MDT

  2. When is the Good Neighbor Authority the Right Tool? – September 30 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. MDT

  3. Good Neighbor Authority Financial Management – October 14 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. MDT

  4. Exploring Good Neighbor Authority Barriers and Potential Solutions – October 28 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. MDT

  5. Good Neighbor Authority Case Studies – November 12 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. MST

To view recordings of the sessions, please click here.  


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