Collective Groups

Collective Groups

Source: EJ Davis

Collective groups unite diverse partners in working together on forest, rangeland, and/or fire resiliency in Oregon. See where they work.


Collaboratives are groups of varied interests focused on dialogue about values and science to inform agreement-seeking about planned forestry, rangeland, and/or wildfire resilience management actions. They center this social process around federal lands, but may address issues and needs related to other ownerships as well. Many collaboratives are not incorporated as their own 501(c)3 organizations, and are venues supported by their members and an administering partner.

Cross-Boundary Partnerships

Cross-boundary partnerships bring together multiple land managers/owners, agencies, and organizations to plan and implement coordinated forestry and/or wildfire resilience projects across boundaries. These are deliberate and ongoing partnerships that seek to combine resources and opportunities through targeted efforts to achieve outcomes at landscape scales.

Stewardship Groups

Stewardship groups are cooperative partnerships between a national forest and local organizations. They focus on supporting and providing prioritized input on proposed on-Forest and off-Forest watershed restoration projects funded through stewardship contracting authorities, as well as local education, outreach, and monitoring.

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About This Topic

Oregon is known for its community-led approaches in many sectors including watershed restoration, forest management, and community health. Across the state, local groups work collectively to blend diverse interests, develop agreement about planned actions, coordinate accomplishment of outcomes, and monitor and learn. Of the many examples, a subset of groups focuses on restoring forest and rangeland health and/or reducing wildfire risk. They do so in a variety of ways and through different organizational models. Oregon’s Federal Forest Restoration Program, Landscape Resiliency Program, 20-Year Landscape Resiliency Strategy, and Focused Investment Partnerships Program all rely on local groups to achieve goals of landscape resiliency and health, and to sustain effective social infrastructure for doing so. 

This webpage and map are intended to support awareness and understanding of the extent and types of groups that collectively plan and/or implement proactive forest, rangeland, and/or fire-related landscape resiliency efforts at local and regional scales. If you are interested in learning more about a collective group, it is best to contact them directly for current information. 

Other inventories and maps of collective groups in Oregon may depict different groups and boundaries, depending on the definition used and time at which they were created. OSU and UO do not determine or mandate group boundaries or status. Other prior inventories include:

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