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BLM and Forest Service Issue Direction on Development, Implementation, and Monitoring

Stewardship contracting is intended to achieve key land-management goals that improve, maintain, or restore forest or rangeland health; restore or maintain water quality; improve fish and wildlife habitat; reestablish native plant species and increase their resilience to insect and disease; and reduce hazardous fuels that pose risks to communities and ecosystem values through an open, collaborative process. Stewardship contracting authority includes agreements with nonprofits, best-value contracts, designation by description, end results, and goods for services. 

  • Guidance Document Guidance on the preparation, implementation, and tracking of BLM stewardship projects, in accordance with Section 8205 of Public Law 113-79, the Agricultural Act of 2014.