The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program is a cooperative effort to increase the rate of restoration on our National Forests. Multiparty monitoring is a key component of the CFLR program and our work is designed to address how well CFLR projects are meeting their forest restoration and wildlife habitat conservation goals.
BMFP partners with Oregon State University and the Malheur National Forest to monitor the effects of CFLRP-funded upland forest restoration treatments on forest resilience characteristics, including modeled fire behavior, surface fuel loadings, and vegetation structure, function and composition. This monitoring effort—the Forest Vegetation and Fuels (FVF) program—will begin its third year in the spring of 2016. The FVF program uses plot-based field measurements to compare changes both before and after restoration treatments and between treated and untreated forest stands. The FVF program is currently monitoring 259 permanent plots in 33 randomly selected treatment units and untreated stands in five different CFLRP project areas. The FVF program will expand monitoring to include approximately 500 plots in 100 different forest stands in ten different planning areas by 2018.
You can download our monitoring plan here:
You can download our monitoring field manual here:
View a map showing CFLRP monitoring activities here:
CFLRP annual monitoring reports are available here: