Budgetary impact: the budgetary impact is minimal, since the use of the Authority is decided on the basis of improving the effectiveness of certain treatments. Good Neighbor Authority allows the USDA Forest Service to enter into agreements with government forest authorities to conduct critical management work to keep our forests healthy and productive. Following GNA`s success, Congress expanded good Neighbor`s authorities to allow necessary road renovations and repairs (with the means of the GJ 2018 omnibus) and to allow tribes and counties to conclude GNA agreements (with the 2018 farm). Background: GNA was first authorized in 2000 as a pilot authority for U.S. Forest Services and the State of Colorado (PL 106-291). Subsequently, the BLM obtained the same power over PL 108-447. The objective was to facilitate cooperation between state managers and federal authorities on management and protection projects that were so mixed and where conditions were so high that effectiveness would be achieved by allowing the state to conduct treatment on federal, regional and private land. While forests are managed properly and actively, they offer many benefits, including drinking water for more than 68,000 U.S. communities, millions of recreational and employment opportunities, and critical wildlife habitats. Swipe or enlarge the map to adjust the view.

Click on the pine trees for information on some projects. For more information, please contact Wade Salverson, Stewardship/Biomass Forester (WO-220) at 202-912-7247, or Kathy Radigan, Public Forester Estate (WO-220) at 202-912-743. Since GNA was first approved by Congress with the Farm Bill in 2014, 32 states have come a long way on more than 130 GNA projects. With these GNA projects, states are contributing to the restoration of federal forests to unprecedented proportions. Our forests offer us countless benefits: clean water, millions of jobs, recreational opportunities and much more. To preserve these benefits, forest management is necessary – and no group can do it alone. An: All Washington Office and Field Office Officials Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) issues guidelines on the use of the Good Neighbor Authority (GNA), approved by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 PL 113-76 and the Agricultural Act of 2014 PL 113-79. The implementation of the GNA is outlined in the attached guidelines, which include the roles and responsibilities of BLM executives and employees as well as the cooperating state agency. As a general rule, GNA is implemented by BLM`s existing contractual and contractual processes and delegations. The use of GNA is left to the discretion of the antenna. U.S. DIVISION OF LAND MANAGEMENTWASHINGTON, D.C.

20240www.blm.gov Assistant Director Division of MRI Governance,WO-860 This bill would make a non-substantial amendment to the latter provision. For a project to qualify as a GNA project, the following criteria must be met. Since the first approval of the Good Neighbor Authority, the number of participating projects and states has increased. In 2018, Congress expanded the government for forest management projects linked to the Good Neighbor Authority, providing the precondition for greater growth in cooperative forest management. . Coordination: This IM was coordinated with Forest, Rangeland, Riparian and Plant Conservation (WO-220) and Supply/Acquisition (WO-855). The Highway Lighting District Act authorizes the creation of a non-communal area in the federal government as a highway lighting district for the installation and maintenance of public lighting on public highways.