The State Department of Natural Resources in Washington reached a joint management agreement in May 2019. The agreement establishes a framework for Washington and the USDA Forest Service to jointly promote common priorities, coordinate investments and implement landscape-wide projects across Washington. (3) The goal of a loyalty agreement is as follows: in February 2020, the Department of Forestry and Wildlife of the Department of Natural Resources and Agriculture of Hawaii signed a joint management agreement with the USDA Forest Service to increase the scope and scope of critical forest treatments. In October 2019, the Colorado Governor Polis and the USDA Forest Service entered into a joint trust agreement at a ceremony in the state capital. As part of the agreement, the State of Colorado and the USDA Forest Service will focus on priority forest and grassland rehabilitation measures that protect vulnerable communities and watersheds in all countries. In September 2019, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of North Carolina (NC Forest Service) and the USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service entered into a joint trust agreement. (6) Stewardship agreements can bring benefits to landowners, including: in August 2020, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Forest Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission entered into a joint trust agreement with three USDA agencies: the Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Agricultural Services Agency. In August 2020, California Governor Newsom and the USDA Forest Service signed a joint trust agreement to reduce the risk of forest fires, restore watersheds, protect habitat and biodiversity, and help the state meet its climate goals. The agreement includes a commitment from the federal government to meet California`s goal of reducing the risk of forest fires to 500,000 hectares of forest per year. (b) the requirement for any landowner subject to a trust agreement to demonstrate that he or she is clearly capable of implementing the provisions of the land management plan and that it is in the past in good compliance with existing land use and management laws and regulations. In October 2020, state forests in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia signed a joint loyalty agreement with the USDA Forest Service to strengthen their cooperation in setting forest management priorities in the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay. In July 2020, the State of Arizona entered into a joint loyalty agreement with the USDA Forest Service to accelerate the pace and scope of projects such as the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), which protects communities from forest fires and creates healthy and resilient landscapes. The Oregon Department of Forestry entered into a joint management agreement in August 2019.
The main objective of the agreement is to create a space for the development of common priorities and a comprehensive assessment of national needs. (4) The State Board of Forestry and the State Department of Agriculture adopt in consultation with the State Department of Fish and Wildlife, in accordance with the rule of procedures and criteria applicable to trust agreements.