October 23, 2019

Governor and USFS MOU re Shared Stewardship

Today Governor Polis and USDA Forest Service executed a Memorandum of Understanding for a “Shared Stewardship Strategy framework to allow the Partners to work collaboratively to accomplish mutual goals.”  Goals include protection of migration corridors.  This is important as numerous migration corridors encompass a mosaic of lands ownerships including public lands managed by the US Forest Service.

We think the timing of this MOU is very good as it complements the Governor’s Executive Order to protect migration corridors and big game winter range. The MOU also should help to spur on collaborative work to improve forest and watershed health and to safeguard fish and wildlife habitats.

Here is the link to the MOU:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F9Xa70fs-l79UjLPZ4lzENuvO27m8pnj/view

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