FLR Alumni Resource Library

USDA Forest Service Resources

Forest Service CFLRP Resource Library

A wealth of publications, webinars, outreach materials, success stories, and other resources associated with the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program have been published in recent years.
In addition to resources specific to the CFLRP, the Forest Service has also identified resources that may be of interest to the broader community of collaborative restoration practitioners.

CFLRP Resources Website

Forest Service Native Plants Materials

The Forest Service promotes the use of native plants in restoration efforts and has some resources for promoting this conservation practice.

From plant propagation to engaging local communities to stock up on native seedlings and more!

Native Plant Materials Site

Forest Service Education Resources

The Forest Service has several resources for adults and teachers for teaching children about nature and conservation.
The site also contains some resources for adults continuing their conservation education.

 Forest Service Education Site



Treesearch is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by R&D scientists in the agency. This includes scholarly works published by the agency as well as those published by others, including papers appearing in journals, conference proceedings, or books. All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research to make sure they provide the best scientific information possible.

Treesearch Website

Integrating Ecosystem Services into Forest Service Policy Operations

The ecosystem services concept describes the many benefits people receive from nature. It highlights the importance of managing public and private lands sustainably to ensure these benefits continue into the future

Link to report

Tribal Engagement Roadmap
Highlights Report

This report outlines the agency’s efforts to help highlight and prioritize the agency’s efforts and raise the visibility of tribal engagement for the agency’s scientists, political leadership, tribes, and the public.
The agency-wide Tribal Relations Strategic Plan goals include protecting American Indian and Native Alaskan rights, partnerships, and program developments.

Link to report


Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Resources

SER2021 is the leading global conference on ecological restoration and held their World Congress virtual event in June of 2021. The resources below cover a variety of FLR-related topics and issues for you to check out!

Tropical Nursery Manual, Chapter 6: Growing Media, by Landis et al.: PDF
Tropical Nursery Manual, Chapter 7: Containers, by Landis et al.: PDF
Tropical Nursery Manual, Chapter 17: Outplanting, by Landis et al.: PDF
Meeting Forest Restoration Challenges: Using the Target Plant Concept, by Dumroese et al.: 2016: PDF
Using Container Weights to Determine Irrigation Needs: A Simple Method, by Dumroese et al.: 2015: PDF
Fertigation – Injecting Soluble Fertilizers into the Irrigation System, by Landis et al.: 2009: PDF
What are the Best Seed Sources for Ecosystem Restoration on BLM and USFS Lands?, by Johnson et al. 2010: PDF
The Target Plan Concept, by the Oregon State College of Forestry: PDF

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Resources

Guide to the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)

Produced by IUCN and the World Resources Institute (WRI), ROAM provides a flexible and affordable framework for countries to identify and analyze areas that are primed for FLR and to identify specific priority areas at multiple levels.


The Bonn Challenge

The Bonn Challenge is a global goal to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. Launched by the Government of Germany and IUCN in 2011, the Challenge surpassed the 150-million-hectare milestone for pledges in 2017.

The Bonn Challenge Website

United Nations Resources

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Their goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

FAO Website (multiple languages available)

The UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

The UN Decade aims to halt the degradation of ecosystems, and restore them to achieve global goals. It runs from 2021 through 2030, which is also the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change.

UN Decade of Restoration Website