GNA Information and Resources

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GNA Information and Resources

Introduction

The Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) is an important partnership tool available to the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with the intent to increase the pace and scale of forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration across jurisdictional boundaries. Permanently enacted in the 2014 Farm Bill and amended in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations and the 2018 Farm Bill, GNA enables States, Counties, and Indian Tribes to act as an agent of the federal agencies to complete authorized restoration services on federal and non-federal lands.

This webpage provides a repository of informational and educational resources about GNA for western states forestry agencies, federal agencies, and partners. 


GNA Spotlight 

The Buffalo Municipal Watershed Good Neighbor Agreement is the second agreement in Wyoming designed to protect and restore a municipal watershed.

Covering over 38,000 acres, this agreement between Bighorn National Forest and Wyoming State Forestry Division, Wyoming Game & Fish, and multiple other partners is currently in phase two of a multi-phase, cross-boundary Good Neighbor project which includes, fuels reduction by mechanical and hand methods, prescribed burning, aspen restoration, beaver dam analogue construction, road management and maintenance, and commercial timber harvest.

For more information about this project, contact Laura Wagner, Wyoming GNA Coordinator.

 


 


GNA Information and Resources


CWSF/WFLC Resources
Authorizing Language and Relevant Legislation
USDA Forest Service/BLM Implementation Tools and Resources
State Agency Resources
Additional Resources

Contact Information and Submitting a Resource

To learn more about CWSF/WFLC GNA involvement, please contact Kelsey Delaney.

If you wish to submit a suggested resource for inclusion on this page, please complete our Google Form