Determining state-level management needs. "We will prioritize stewardship decisions directly with the states," she writes, "setting priorities together and combining our mutual skills and assets to achieve cross-boundary outcomes desired by all."
More emphasis on "mapping and decision tools" to ensure the Forest Service and states are "doing the right work in the right places at the right scale."
Administrative dexterity. "We will use every authority and tool we have to do more work on the ground, including timber sales, mechanical treatments and carefully managed fire," Christiansen writes.
- Support existing partnerships, programs and initiatives, such as Utah's Watershed Restoration Initiative.
- Identify priorities for protecting at-risk communities and watersheds.
- Make joint decisions and share resources.
- Co-manage wildfire risks.
- Share planning efforts.
- Listen to local communities to learn "about active management and desired landscape-scale outcomes, including capacity building and economic development opportunities."