The Bighorn National Forest’s magnificent wilderness holds a deep connection for residents and visitors alike and has for thousands of years before us. The Bighorn Audubon Society may not always agree with the USDA’s management of these public lands, but we do believe we can work together to help preserve this mighty Forest for future generations of humans and wildlife.
About this Partnership Opportunity Guide The Bighorn National Forest is filled with special places. With over 1 million acres of national forest, the Cloud Peak Wilderness area, historic guard stations and fire lookouts, developed campgrounds, 1,200 miles of trails, and spectacular scenery, the Bighorn National Forest has something for everyone.
To steward this unique landscape, the Forest Service engages with partners in the development, implementation, and evaluation of our recreation, restoration, resource enhancement and stewardship activities. Partners offer unique opportunities to build public support and goodwill, accomplish increased work on the ground, and leverage resources. The Bighorn National Forest uses partners to share in the stewardship of the forest, and seeks innovative, meaningful opportunities for collaboration throughout all program areas. We value the ideas and contributions gained from building and strengthening our relationships with communities, tribal organizations, and private and public entities.
This opportunity guide is the result of a joint effort between the Bighorn National Forest, the National Forest Foundation (NFF), and the National Partnership Office (NPO) to understand the strengths, challenges, and opportunities to build meaningful and sustainable partnerships. This process identified communication of forest project priorities as an important opportunity to build partnerships with organizations and agencies that have a connection to the forest. The Partnership Opportunity Guide aims to serve as a communication tool to connect Bighorn NF project priorities with existing capacity.
Thank you for all that you do to steward the Bighorn National Forest and its abundant resources. My staff and I look forward to continuing our partnerships and engaging with our community on a meaningful level.
Forest Supervisor Bighorn National Forest