Governor signs Shared Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding with USDA and DNR

Governor signs Shared Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding with USDA and DNR

October 26, 2019
Kiowa County Press

Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a Shared Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the state capitol. This agreement establishes a framework for federal and state agencies to collaborate better, focus on accomplishing mutual goals, and respond to ecological, natural resource, and recreational challenges and concerns for our 24 million acres of forest lands in Colorado. 

"This agreement reflects my administration's commitment to protecting natural resources and increasing access for all Coloradans to our public lands," said Polis. "Our partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service recognizes the need for our state, the federal government and private landowners to work together for the mutual benefit of Colorado's ecosystems, forest health, and local communities. Together, we can work to protect and preserve the places we all love." 

Under the agreement, the State of Colorado and USDA Forest Service will focus on priority, landscape-scale forest and grassland restoration activities that protect at-risk communities and watersheds across all lands. 

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