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This section provides the latest information from WFLC member states and territories, as well as links to recent press releases and news mentions. 

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Latest Blog Posts

Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) cross-boundary work in North Dakota increases the pace and scale of landscape restoration. 

This month, we are pleased to feature Jack T. Ogumoro, Director of the Division of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Lands and Natural Resources. We invite you to meet Jack! 

The Pacific Islands Forestry Committee gathered in-person for its annual Executive Committee meeting for the first time in three years. The meeting occurred in Tumon, Guam, October 26-29, 2022. 

View the September 2022 Good Neighbor Authority Spotlight on Washington. 

Expanding the reach of the Arizona Magnificent Tree Program through interns and volunteers.

This month, we are pleased to feature Michiko Martin, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region. We invite you to meet Michiko! 

Authored by Matthew Perkins, Idaho Department of Lands

In July 2022, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) entered into a Good Neighbor Authority agreement with the Coconino National Forest to treat 31,000 acres of federal land and safeguard the municipal water source for communities in Central Arizona.

This month, we are pleased to feature Glenn Casamassa, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region. We invite you to meet Glenn!

Bayard, NE, proudly wears its Tree City USA status because it didn’t come easily. In June 2017, two tornados touched down in and around the small city of 1,000 people, causing widespread property damage. The storms also did a number on the area’s trees.

The Box Canyon Fuels Reduction Good Neighbor Authority Project between the Claunch-Pinto Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA Forest Service with state funding enhances the function of one of the last intact watersheds (Upper Arroyo de Manzano) in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico. 

This month, we are pleased to feature River Ngkeruker Thomas, State Forester with the Republic of Palau Division of Forest, Land, & Water Management. 

Good Neighbor Authority Spotlight authored by Gary Ellingson, Montana DNRC GNA Forester.

Multiple partners implemented a very effective, cross boundary fuels reduction project in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) along the eastern side of Steamboat Springs, CO through a Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) called the Steamboat Front Fuels Project.

This month, we are pleased to feature Frank Beum, Regional Forester with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region.