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Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Invasive Species Mission in Support of USAID PLI II; Feb 2011

The objective for the invasives species management portion of the mission was building the capacity of the PLI II and government partners to minimize the ecological and social economic impacts of invasive species on rangelands, in particular that of Prosopis…

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Rangeland Management Planning Mission in Support of USAID PLI II; May 2011

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Rangeland Management Planning Mission in Support of USAID PLI II; May 2011

The primary objective of this mission was to facilitate the development of a pilot rangeland management plan (RMP) that can be used as a template for other regions across the Oromiya and Somali regions in southern Ethiopia. This RMP would…

DR Congo USFS IP Report:  Mission to Support Forest Zoning, MECNT; April 2010

DR Congo USFS IP Report: Mission to Support Forest Zoning, MECNT; April 2010

The US Forest Service (USFS), through its Office of International Programs, is an implementing partner in CARPE, providing targeted technical and capacity building assistance to improve forest management in the Congo Basin including the DRC. The multiple-use mandate of the…

DR Congo USFS IP Report:  Mission to Support Forest Zoning, MECNT; April 2010 French

DR Congo USFS IP Report: Mission to Support Forest Zoning, MECNT; April 2010 French

Le Service forestier des Etats-Unis (USFS), par le biais de la Direction des Programmes internationaux, est un partenaire d’exécution du programme CARPE, fournissant ainsi une assistance technique et en matière de renforcement des capacités en vue d’améliorer la gestion forestière…

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: GIS Mission in Support of USAID PLI II; May 2011

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: GIS Mission in Support of USAID PLI II; May 2011

Geospatial mapping was identified as a primary need in the development of Rangeland Management Plans for the PLI II Project. This is a supplemental report to the Community Based Rangeland Management Plan Trip Report that is specific to GIS and…

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Prescribed Fire Mission in Support of USAID PLI II; Feb 2011

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Prescribed Fire Mission in Support of USAID PLI II; Feb 2011

A group of prescribed fire specialists from the United States Forest Service travelled to Ethiopia in February and March of 2011 to provide training on prescribed fire planning, implementation and monitoring. There were two other components of the PLI mission…

Central Africa: COMIFAC Briefing Report; July 2011

The objective of this report is to succinctly present, and examine the organization, activities, and cooperating partners of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), to increase understanding within the US government (USG) and partners, to better orient and design engagement…

Central Africa: USAID/CARPE 2010 Activity Report for COMIFAC; July 2011

The goal of this report is to summarize, in the context of the COMIFAC Convergence Plan, the major activities executed by the USAID Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) and its implementing partners, during the period of October…

DR Congo USFS IP Report: Technical Support to the DRC for the Development of a National Forest Inventory System; June 2010

The USDA Forest Service (USFS), through the Office of International Programs, is an implementing partner with the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) launched in 1995 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USFS provides targeted…

Nigeria USFS IP Report: Partnership Building and Scoping Mission to Cross River State, Nigeria; Oct 2010

The USDA Forest Service (USFS), through the Office of International Programs, has a long history of promoting sound natural resource management throughout Africa. USFS IP links the skills of its 35,000 domestic technical experts with partners through short, medium, and…

Design Guide: Village Signage Sites

In late June of 2011, the USFS sent a team to Pays Dogon in Mali to conduct site reconnaissance and meet with stakeholders to understand their priorities for developing a welcoming interpretive facility in Bandiagara as the gateway Pays Dogon.…

Sélection des sites du Centre pour les visiteurs et des panneaux interprétatifs au Pays Dogon: Rapport de mission

Sélection des sites du Centre pour les visiteurs et des panneaux interprétatifs au Pays Dogon: Rapport de mission

À la fin du mois de juin 2011, l’USFS a envoyé une équipe au Pays Dogon au Mali afin qu’elle fasse une reconnaissance de sites et mène des entretiens avec des parties prenantes dans le but de mettre au point…

Pays Dogon Visitor Center and Signage Siting: Mission report

Pays Dogon Visitor Center and Signage Siting: Mission report

In late June of 2011, the USFS sent a team to Pays Dogon in Mali to conduct site reconnaissance and stakeholder interviews necessary in developing a conceptual design and interpretive program for a Visitor Center (VC) for Pays Dogon in…

Reforestation Technical Assistance focusing on the Ségou Region

Reforestation Technical Assistance focusing on the Ségou Region

USFS and USAID/Mali conducted a joint mission in close collaboration with MCC from September 12 - 18, 2010, to examine the status of forest degradation in the Alatona Zone of the Ségou Region, and make recommendations concerning community needs and…

Assistance technique pour le reboisement concernant la région de Ségou

Assistance technique pour le reboisement concernant la région de Ségou

l'USFS et l'USAID/Mali ont mené une mission conjointe en étroite collaboration avec la MCC du 12 au 18 septembre 2010, dans le but d'examiner l'état de dégradation de la forêt dans la zone d'Alatona de la Région de Ségou, et…

Ecotourism with an Emphasis on Birding Opportunities In the Gourma Region

Ecotourism with an Emphasis on Birding Opportunities In the Gourma Region

A team comprised of technical experts from USFS and AMCFE worked in‐country with counterparts and important stakeholders including Office Malien du Tourisme et de l’Hôtellerie (OMATHO), Projet de Conservation et de Valorisation de la Biodiversité du Gourma et des Eléphants…

Écotourisme privilégiant l’observation des oiseaux dans la région de Gourma

Une équipe constituée d’experts techniques de l’USFS et de l’AMCFE a travaillé dans le pays du 1er au 10 mars 2010 en collaboration avec leurs homologues et d’importantes parties prenantes incluant l’Office malien du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie (OMATHO), le…

USDA Forest Service Technical Assistance Mission Planning for Gorongosa Mountain and Agroforestry for the Buffer Zone In support of Gorongosa Restoration Project, Mozambique

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are working with Gorongosa Restoration Project (GRP) to address an urgent need for land use planning above 700 meters on Gorongosa Mountain and to provide agroforestry recommendations for…

USDA Forest Service Technical Assistance Mission Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in conjunction with the staff of the Gorongosa National Park (GNP) are working with the Gorongosa Restoration Project (GRP) to develop a land management plan (LMP) for the new mountain unit of the Gorongosa Mountains…

Pays Dogon Interpretive Signs & Journal Mali Mission Report

The overall objective of this USFS technical assistance mission is to improve the tourism experience in the Pays Dogon in an effort to both ensure sustainability of tourism in this area, as well as bring more dollars into the villages…

Signalisation & Journal interprétatifs au Pays Dogon Rapport de mission au Mali

L’objectif global de cette mission d’assistance technique du Service des forêts américain (USFS) est d’améliorer l’expérience en matière de tourisme dans le Pays Dogon afin de garantir la durabilité du tourisme dans cette région, et de favoriser davantage l'apport de…

Guide de Conception: Sites de Panneaux Interpretatifs

À la fin du mois de juin 2011, l’USFS avait envoyé une équipe au Pays Dogon au Mali pour mener une reconnaissance de sites, ainsi que des entretiens avec les parties prenantes afin d’appréhender leurs priorités au regard de la…

What Do Tourists Want in a Campement?

Review of key components for touristic camping sites

Que souhaitent les touristes dans un campement ?

Review of key components for touristic camping

Liberia Environmental Education U.S. Forest Service Technical Assistance Trip

Report of FS detail to Liberia to assist with environmental/conservation education curriculum planning and development.

APPUI TECHNIQUE AU PROCESSUS DE PLANIFICATION ET D’AMÉNAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE FORESTIER NATIONAL EN RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

Ce rapport succinct vient décrire les points saillants et les principales activités du consultant couvrant la période d’octobre 2010 à mai 2011.

USAID/CARPE Activities in the COMIFAC/PFBC Landscapes in Support of the COMIFAC Convergence Plan: 2010 Annual Report

The goal of this report is to summarize, in the context of the COMIFAC Convergence Plan, the major activities executed by the USAID Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) and its implementing partners, during the period of October…

Atelier de Formation des Guides sur la Planification et l’Aménagement du Territoire en Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC et PACEBCo)

The USAID Central African Program for the Environment (USIAD/CARPE) has funded the technical expertise of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to work with USAID/CARPE partners on land-use planning in the 12 priority COMIFAC/CBFP landscapes in Central Africa. Specifically USFS was…

Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) Presentation of the USFS Land-Use Planning Guides Mission Report

The USAID Central African Program for the Environment (USIAD/CARPE) has funded the technical expertise of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to work with USAID/CARPE partners on land-use planning in the 12 priority COMIFAC/CBFP landscapes in Central Africa. Specifically USFS was…

RAPPORT DE L’ATELIER REGIONAL DE PRESENTATION DES GUIDES SUR LA PLANIFICATION DE L’AMENAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE AU NIVEAU DES PAYSAGES COMIFAC/PFBC ET ECHANGES D’EXPERIENCES SUR LE PLAN DE ZONAGE

Le Secrétariat Exécutif de la COMIFAC en collaboration avec l’USFS, le Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune de la République du Cameroun et UICN, a organisé du 19 au 22 Avril 2011 à Douala au Cameroun, un atelier de…

Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) Briefing and Orientation Report

The objective of this report is to succinctly present, and examine the organization, activities, and cooperating partners of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), to increase understanding within the US government (USG) and partners, to better orient and design engagement…

Atelier de Formation des Guides sur la Planification et l’Aménagement du Territoire en Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC et RAPAC): Mission Report

The US Forest Service (USFS) International Programs office is an implementing partner in the USAID Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) providing targeted technical and capacity building assistance aimed at improving forest management in the Congo Basin. The…

Activités USAID/CARPE dans les paysages COMIFAC/PFBC à l’appui du Plan de Convergence de la COMIFAC: Rapport Annuel 2010

Le présent rapport a pour objet de récapituler, dans le contexte du Plan de Convergence de la COMIFAC, les principales activités exécutées, sous l’égide de l’USAID, par le Programme régional de l’Afrique centrale pour l’environnement (CARPE) et ses partenaires d’exécution,…

Atelier de Formation sur les Guides de Planification et l’Aménagement du Territoire en Afrique Centrale et Réunion du Groupe de Travail Spécial du RAPAC sur les outils de gestion des Aires Protégées

Le Réseau des Aires Protégées d’Afrique Centrale en collaboration avec le Service Forestier des Etats-Unis (USFS) a organisé et cofinancé du 18 au 23 juillet 2011 à Douala, un atelier sur les outils de gestion des Aires Protégées (Annexe 4).…

Community-Based Natural Resource Management Planning in Central Africa: A U.S. Forest Service Guide

This document provides practical guidance on developing land use plans for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) macro-zones within the 12 Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Landscapes. CBNRM planning should be undertaken in the context of an integrated landscape land use…

Planification et aménagement intégré des paysages d’Afrique centrale : Guide du Service forestier des Etats-Unis

Le présent document fournit des recommandations pratiques sur l’élaboration de plans d’aménagement intégrés pour les paysages du Partenariat pour les Forêts du Bassin du Congo (PFBC). Ces 12 paysages ont été sélectionnés et délimités à travers tout le bassin du…

Protected Area Management Planning in Central Africa: A U.S. Forest Service Guide

This document provides practical guidance on developing management plans for Protected Areas (PA) contained within the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Landscapes. In addition to guiding the overall process of creating a management plan for a PA, this document also…

Integrated Landscape Land Use Planning in Central Africa: A U.S. Forest Service Guide

This document provides practical guidance on developing integrated landscape land use plans for the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Landscapes. These 12 landscapes were chosen and delineated across the Congo Basin as U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Central African…

Planification et gestion des aires protégées d’Afrique centrale: Guide du Service forestier des Etats-Unis

Ce guide fournit des recommandations pratiques sur l’élaboration de plans de gestion pour les aires protégées qu’abritent les Paysages du Partenariat pour les Forêts du Bassin du Congo (PFBC). Ce document, en plus de guider le processus général pour établir…

Planification et gestion des ressources naturelles à base communautaire en Afrique centrale : Guide du Service forestier des Etats-Unis

Le présent document est un guide pratique pour l’élaboration de plans d’aménagement des macro-zones de Gestion des Ressources Naturelles à Base Communautaire (GRNBC) situées au sein des 12 Paysages du Partenariat pour les Forêts du Bassin du Congo (PFBC). La…

Extractive Resource Zone Planning in Central Africa: A U.S. Forest Service Guide

This document provides practical guidance for the implementing partners of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) to engage in developing and implementing land use plans for Extractive Resource Zones…

Planification dans les zones d’extraction de ressources en Afrique centrale : Guide du Service forestier des Etats-Unis

Le présent document fournit des recommandations pratiques aux partenaires d’exécution du Programme régional de l’Afrique centrale pour l’environnement (CARPE), sous l’égide de l’Agence des Etats-Unis pour le développement (USAID), qui veulent s’engager dans l’élaboration et l’exécution de plans d’occupation des…

US Forest Service Tourism Technical Assistance Trip: Uganda

The mission of this US Forest Service technical assistance trip was to further refine interpretive services and products offered by local entrepreneurs to enhance the visitor experiences throughout the Albertine Rift. This mission was supported by the USDA Forest Service…

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Prescribed Fire; Jan-Mar 2012

A group of prescribed fire specialists from the United States Forest Service travelled to Ethiopia in January through March of 2012 to provide training on prescribed fire planning, implementation and monitoring. The objective of the prescribed fire mission was a…

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Rangeland Management; Mar 2012

The primary objective of this mission was to facilitate the development of a current and vision map, and assist with the development of a community action plan (CAP). A draft monitoring and evaluation (ME) plan was also developed based upon…

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Biomass and Soil Carbon Estimation; Nov 2011

The primary objective of this mission was to conduct on the job training for a field crew and to collect baseline data on the effects of rangeland management on ecosystem carbon. As part of the rangeland management plan being developed…

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: GIS Capacity Building: Feb 2012

Geospatial mapping and building GIS capacity were identified as primary needs in the development of Rangeland Management Plans for the PLI II Project. An initial trip was conducted in May – June, 2011 and findings and recommendations can be found…

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Biodiversity Monitoring Addendum: Nov 2011

This report provides supplemental information to the Inventory and Assessment of Biodiversity report prepared for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) following the 2011 mission to Negelle- Borona region in southern Ethiopia (Dillman 2012).

Ethiopia USFS Trip Report: Biodiversity Monitoring: Nov 2011

The objective of this USFS mission was to gather baseline information (quantitative and qualitative) about the biodiversity within pastoral areas of the PLI II project. To help accomplish this objective, a pilot study was initiated to examine the effects of…

Rwanda USFS Final Report: Nyungwe National Park Fire Management Plan; November 2011

A collaborative effort in fire management planning at Nyungwe was carried out in 2011. A team of fire management specialists from the United States Forest Service (USFS) were invited to Nyungwe to assist in development of a fire management plan.

Rapport du PGEG

Rapport du PEGG de la mission conjointe DNEF, OGUIDAP, Environnement Infos, et PGEG a Dinguiraye et Dabola pour appuyer les services des Eaux et Forets dans le cadre de la protection de la faune et la reglementation de la chasse.

Does Conserving Biodiversity Work to Reduce Poverty? A State of Knowledge Review

A meta-review of 400+ documents for empirical evidence about the role of biodiversity conservation as a mechanism for poverty reduction. Ten different types of conservation mechanisms were found with some level of evidence. The highest amount of evidence of poverty…

Report on MENTOR-FOREST Course on Applied Forest and Natural Resource Economics

Report on MENTOR-FOREST Course on Applied Forest and Natural Resource Economics at L’École Nationale des Eaux et Forêts in Cap Esterias, Gabon, Africa

STEWARD Overview

Brochure highlighting the Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West African Regional Development (STEWARD) program.

Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation Desktop Study of STEWARD Priority Zones

Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation Desktop Study of STEWARD Priority Zones

Desktop study of climate change vulnerability and adaptation in priority zones of the STEWARD project in West Africa. STEWARD was conceptualized in 2005-2006 as USAID’s regional program for conserving the biodiversity of the Upper Guinean Forest of West Africa, and…

Report on Training in Environmental Impact Monitoring in Conakry, Guinea

Report on Training in Environmental Impact Monitoring in Conakry, Guinea

Report on training in Environmental Impact Monitoring in Conakry, Guinea, completed by US Forest Service detailer Sarah Sawyer in collaboration with the Program in Environmental Governance in Guinea for Capacity Building and Biodiversity Conseration (PEGG) and government and NGO counterparts.

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