The partnership was formed to help strengthen collaborative forest restoration efforts across Idaho. The partners have agreed to support four principles in a common vision for our forests:
In Idaho's forests, strategic forest restoration is essential to address the current challenges posed by uncharacteristic wildfire, insects, disease and climate change.
Active management is needed in some areas of public forests to restore their resiliency.
A healthy forest industry is an important and necessary part of a restoration strategy to offset restoration costs and to provide jobs and economic stability in rural communities throughout Idaho.
Collaborative groups can provide useful advice and recommendations on forest restoration projects, through cooperation between citizens, including interest groups, elected officials, and pubic land managers
The Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership connects, informs, and supports collaborative groups working to restore the resilience of Idaho forests. The Partnership is a coalition of organizations and individuals; SAF Snake River Chapter serves as fiscal agent.
IFRP will create a network to help Idaho forest collaboratives connect with each other and get the information and resources they need to succeed. The network is intended to respond to the needs of local collaboratives -- not to direct or steer their decisions.
IFRP will advocate on behalf of collaborative forest restoration. As appropriate, IFRP will communicate with the Idaho congressional delegation, the U.S. Forest Service, other land managers, and stakeholders.