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Seeking nominations for the eighth annual Two Chiefs' Partnership Award

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are seeking nominations for the eighth annual Two Chiefs' Partnership Award. The awards recognize successful forestry conservation efforts made possible through partnerships. The 2015 Two Chiefs' Partnership Award certificates will be given in two categories, individual and group, and will be presented to the recipients by Forest Service and NRCS leaders at an appropriate future venue or by mail.

Nominees must have worked jointly for a minimum of two years to achieve gains in forestry-related conservation with at least two of the following agencies: conservation districts, Forest Service, NRCS or state forestry agencies. Nominations are evaluated based upon collaboration duration, outcomes and achievements, use of a new approach or technology, impact on a sizeable stakeholder group, and conservation gains across multiple resources.

Nomination submissions should include: 1) A project title and location; 2) A list of individual partners and their organization; and 3) A supporting narrative detailing the relevant work of the nominee(s) and the successful outcome of the partnership.

Past winners can be viewed at: http://jointforestryteam.org/success-stories Applications should be submitted to Laurie Schoonhoven, Cooperative Forestry, USDA Forest Service, at lschoonhoven@fs.fed.us by June 15, 2015.

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Our Mission

The Joint Forestry Team’s purpose is to make recommendations that result in coordinated interagency delivery of forestry and conservation assistance for working forests, farms, and ranches. Team participants seek to improve the sustainability of the nation’s forests in order to provide optimum levels of public benefits and ecosystem services.

Additional Resources

The Joint Forestry Team encourages partnerships at the state, multi-state, watershed and local levels.  To foster these partnerships, the Team has compiled a growing list of resources for leaders to use to enhance their cooperative activities.

Apply for 2013 Two Chiefs Award

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are seeking nominations for the seventh annual Two Chiefs’ Partnership Award.  The awards are given to recognize successful conservation efforts made possible through partnerships among employees or officials from state forestry agencies and conservation districts, as well as Forest Service and NRCS, who have worked collaboratively to support conservation and forest stewardship. The deadline is May 30.

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