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Overview of SFR C&I, Other Roundtable Efforts, and Linkages to SRR Alison Hill Reno NV Roundtable for Sustainable Rangelands Jul 23-26, 2001.

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1 Overview of SFR C&I, Other Roundtable Efforts, and Linkages to SRR Alison Hill Reno NV Roundtable for Sustainable Rangelands Jul 23-26, 2001

2 Help participants understand the scope, inter-relationships and distinctions of the 3 efforts underway (Forests, Minerals, and Rangelands), and how and when they will come together in the 2003 Federal Land Status Report. Goal

3 Sound Communities Strong Economy Healthy HealthyEcosystems Sustainable Resource ResourceManagement Bringing It Together Bringing It Together

4 The complex work environment of U.S. land managers: –Communication: lack common data standards and collection protocols between neighboring land managers –Consensus: little public consensus on how to frame public dialogue regarding sustainable resource mgt –Analysis: weak in integrating environmental, economic and social issues at multiple scales –Harmonized plans: difficulty in developing common goals and shared responsibilities – Funds: difficulty focusing scarce funds to highest priority areas

5 We lack a unifying measurement framework that crosses ownerships integrating social, economic, and ecological indices of sustainability suitable for collaborative processes.

6 Montreal Process Began in 1994 in Geneva Resulted in the signing of the Santiago Declaration in 1995 Confirmed the voluntary commitment of 12 participating countries representing: a wide range in natural/social conditions ~ 90 % of the world's temperate/boreal forests ~about 60% of the worlds rangelands

7 How did RSF come into existence? March 1998 letter to Council on Environmental Quality and OMB on implementing the Presidents commitment to sustainable management of forests by 2000 through the use of Montreal Process Criteria and IndicatorsMarch 1998 letter to Council on Environmental Quality and OMB on implementing the Presidents commitment to sustainable management of forests by 2000 through the use of Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators From National Association of State Foresters, Global Forest Policy Project, AF&PA, National Audubon Society, Society of American Foresters, and WWFFrom National Association of State Foresters, Global Forest Policy Project, AF&PA, National Audubon Society, Society of American Foresters, and WWF

8 1998 Letter National data is inadequateNational data is inadequate Montreal Process C&I will provide a framework for assessing SFMMontreal Process C&I will provide a framework for assessing SFM Multiple agency commitment is necessaryMultiple agency commitment is necessary Stakeholder participation is necessary for data collectionStakeholder participation is necessary for data collection Unique position to provide leadershipUnique position to provide leadership

9 Multi-stakeholder Meeting to Respond to Letter In response to the Presidential direction and the letter from the six organization, Chief Mike Dombeck convened a multi- stakeholder meeting (July 1998) to discuss sustainable resource management in the USIn response to the Presidential direction and the letter from the six organization, Chief Mike Dombeck convened a multi- stakeholder meeting (July 1998) to discuss sustainable resource management in the US Gave six organizations a chance to share their interests in using C&I as a unifying framework and for the Ag and Interior Secretaries, Undersecretary of Energy, and CEQ to share their perspectivesGave six organizations a chance to share their interests in using C&I as a unifying framework and for the Ag and Interior Secretaries, Undersecretary of Energy, and CEQ to share their perspectives

10 Conclusion of Multi-stakeholder Meeting Multi-stakeholder meeting meeting included 52 representatives from 32 government and non-government organizations. Attendees share responsibilities for the Nations 737 million acres of forest.Multi-stakeholder meeting meeting included 52 representatives from 32 government and non-government organizations. Attendees share responsibilities for the Nations 737 million acres of forest. Positive conclusion voicing a collective sense that a multi-stakeholder dialogue needed to continue and the federal agencies needed to work collaboratively to support sustainable resource managementPositive conclusion voicing a collective sense that a multi-stakeholder dialogue needed to continue and the federal agencies needed to work collaboratively to support sustainable resource management

11 Convening of 1 st Roundtable and its Purpose 1 st roundtable convened on Sep st roundtable convened on Sep Charter states that the Roundtable is to serve as a forum to share information and perspective that will enable better decision making in the US regarding sustainable forest.Charter states that the Roundtable is to serve as a forum to share information and perspective that will enable better decision making in the US regarding sustainable forest. Participation is voluntary and inclusiveParticipation is voluntary and inclusive Shared leadership and responsibility are the overriding purposesShared leadership and responsibility are the overriding purposes

12 Leading the effort and Participants FS serves as the lead Federal Ageny, given its lead role within the Federal government for forest issues and the breadth of its responsibilities related to all the Nations forests.FS serves as the lead Federal Ageny, given its lead role within the Federal government for forest issues and the breadth of its responsibilities related to all the Nations forests. Phil Janik assigned the lead for the FSPhil Janik assigned the lead for the FS Participants represent nearly 100 organizationsParticipants represent nearly 100 organizations

13 Dialogue with Partners Roundtable Agreement Mutually pledged to work together to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to define the responsibilities of cooperating agencies and partners to: Participate in scientific teams including examining the criteria and indicators to establish a common list of national level, ecological, social and economic measures and protocols. Identify current sources of information, seek to establish a collaborative national inventory platform from which to gather data, and collect and report on indicators specific to agency mission. Contribute to the development of a National Report on Sustainable Forest Management by 2003.

14 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AMONG FEDERAL AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR DATA RELATED TO THE CRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES 01-SU This MOU establishes a mechanism for cooperation among Federal agencies having data responsibilities pertinent to the sustainable forest management goal announced in Presidential Decision Directive NSC-16 and endorsed in the Santiago Declaration. See Attachment 2. The MOU provides: · A common interagency forum for Federal coordination to resolve issues integral to collecting, monitoring, analyzing, reporting, and making data available on an ongoing basis related to the C&I. · A process for helping the Federal agencies develop a national report by 2003 for the Montreal Process on the state of the Nations forests and progress towards sustainable forest management in the United States (U.S.).

15 SRR Related Efforts Sustainable RoundtablesSustainable Roundtables –Forests –Minerals –Rangelands –Water(new) Development of StandardsDevelopment of Standards –National Vegetation Classification System and the Federal Geographic Data Committee Standards ReportingReporting –Heinz Center Report –2003 National Report

16 Common criteria & indicator indices of Sustainable resource management Corporate Protocols, Standards, Data Bases


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