The stunning speed at which COSSA participants coordinated to develop the largest, most complex LRP project in the state is a testament to the power of the Shared Stewardship approach. Less than one year after the first COSSA-planning workshop, partners had secured funding to complete over 52,000 total acres of fuels reduction work.
This type of swift turn-around on project development coupled with the diversity and breadth of partners highlights the power of the Shared Stewardship approach. COSSA’s vision is to continue coordinating this kind of lightning response to funding opportunities, expand the diversity and number of members, and enhance the holistic restoration work undertaken. Additionally, COSSA plans to move beyond responsive action and to begin proactive and strategic planning.
Partner Land Ownership Types:
Private Land: Industrial4,468 Acres
Private Land: Non-Industrial1,974 Acres
City & County Land509 Acres
State Land86 Acres
Tribal Land15 Acres
Ponderosa Land and Cattle
2 Partners on Federal land
1 Partner on Tribal land
1 Partner on State land
3 Partners on City & County land
4 Partners on private industrial land
6 Partners on private non-industrial land
- LaPine State Park staff complete as much thinning work as they can before inclement weather settles in.
- COSSA partners gather at LaPine State Park to listen as Craig Leech, Forester for Oregon Parks and Rec., describes details of the LRP project work taking place at LaPine.
- Shanda Asset Management, an industrial timberland partner with the 2021-23 LRP, completed over 2,000 acres of wildfire mitigation thinning work. The result is a more resilient forest that impacts not only their timberlands, but the neighboring communities as well.
- COSSA field trip participants visit Shanda Asset Management and learn about the fuels mitigation work taking place through the Landscape Resiliency Program.
- COSSA field trip participants learn about the work being done through the 2021-23 Landscape Resiliency Project by visiting project sites in person.