GNA Information and Resources

Photo Credit: Laura Wagner


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 state forestry agencies, federal agencies, and partners. 

GNA Spotlight - January 2024, Colorado

Photo: Sam Scavo, Colorado State Forest Service

Authored by Diana Selby, Manager of Program Delivery, Colorado State Forest Service

The Forest & Woodland Resource Management Program - San Luis Valley Expansion agreement was developed for timber harvest operations and stewardship work to improve forest health and resilience to wildfires and drought, and remove insect and disease-infested trees in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado.

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) entered into the five-year agreement in 2020 with several modifications to include funds for CSFS capacity and additional forest treatments. 

Under this agreement, the CSFS has treated 117 acres of BLM lands via commercial sales and stewardship work and hired a full-time forester focused on BLM and adjacent private land treatments. The CSFS also secured various other funds to implement forest treatments on adjacent private lands, including 80 acres that have been treated to date. 

To learn more, check out a video on CSFS’ website or contact Diana Selby

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.

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