The Sustainable Forestry African American Land Retention Program (SFLR)

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About SFLR

Helping to stabilize African American land ownership, enhance family wealth, increase land value, maximize sustainable forest production, and build landowner power.

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Our Team

SFLR is a partnership of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and USDA Forest Service (US Forest Service).

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Open Forestry & SFLR

Open Forestry is a platform to share forestry information in new ways, both digitally and in person. The goal is to help SFLR to amplify efforts and empower users.

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Resources

Information and tools developed by SFLR are organized into open file formats. You can access them directly via this page. Each resource is linked below with a short description.

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Basic information about the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR), the structure of our program, and our partnerships is provided here. The work represented is done by organizations that are accountable to and deeply rooted in their communities. The methods used by each of the SFLR sites are based largely on authentic and trusted relationships between individual landowners, their communities, and the broad array of SFLR partners. Thus, if you are interested in learning more about any of the projects and the approaches they employ, we urge you to contact the sites directly. We encourage replication of the methods used here but ask that the depth of the intellectual development and practices of the community-based organizations represented here be respected, honored, and understood.

SFLR Organizational Information

Site Staff and Locations

A table of the key staff, location and contact information for SFLR. The directory is available here Rate the usefulness ... Read More
Published:
2017-03-13
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Impacts of SFLR on African-American Forest Landowners

There are two objectives of this project. The first objective is to understand evolution of relationships between landowners and forestry ... Read More
Published:
2016
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Phase 2 Goals

This is an outline that lays out what needs to be in place to sustain the program and/or its impact ... Read More
Published:
2016
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Yes

Program Flow Diagram

This document provides a depiction of the value stream of the program to be used by lead organizations to work ... Read More
Published:
2015-06-17
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Project timeline, April 2012 – October 2016

This timeline covers the Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project and lays out administrative activities from April 2012 ... Read More
Published:
2014
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Program description

The Sustainable Forestry African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) is a partnership of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities ... Read More
Published:
2013
Integrity check passed:
Yes

2012 Request for Proposals

This is the 2012 request for proposals put out by the Endowment for the Sustainable Forestry African American Land Retention ... Read More
Published:
2012
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Theory of change and learning questions

Availability of organized and capable networks of trustable and enduring forestry support will increase landowner knowledge, trust, and practice of ... Read More
Published:
2012
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Limiting Factors

The SFLR program is focused on addressing the factors that have historically limited productive forestry for African American landowners. This ... Read More
Published:
2012
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Big Picture

A graphic depiction of the challenges, proposed solutions and desired results for the SFLR. The big picture graphic is available ... Read More
Published:
2012
Integrity check passed:
Yes

SFLR Communication Material

From 15 Million acres to 1 Million: How Black People Lost their Land

This article looks at the landownership lost over the last century by African American farmers due to several circumstances, including government ... Read More
Published:
2017-06-30
Integrity check passed:
Yes

NRCS Alabama Video

A video of USDA's NRCS in Alabama partnering with the Endowment and the Alabama Forestry Commission to improve access to ... Read More
Published:
2017-05-04
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Engaging African American Landowners in Sustainable Forest Management

The Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program is a comprehensive effort to address the long-standing problem of under ... Read More
Published:
2016-09-08
Integrity check passed:
Yes

SFLR Program helps black landowners preserve their family farms

A letter to the editor of The Press and Standard, Walterboro, SC regarding the writer’s, Joe Hamilton, positive experience with ... Read More
Published:
2016-08-24
Integrity check passed:
Yes

USDA In Case You Missed It

USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), launched in 2015, brings a new approach to investing in natural resource conservation by ... Read More
Published:
2016-02-12
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Perceptions of Stakeholder Groups about the Participation of African American Family Forest Landowners in Federal Landowner Assistance Programs

This study examines perceptions of three stakeholder groups (African American Family Forest Landowner, Government Agency, and Nonprofit) regarding federal landowner ... Read More
Published:
2015-08-15
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Research Documents List

This list includes both public and copyrighted research reports for the SFLR program. The list of research documents is available ... Read More
Published:
2014
Integrity check passed:
Yes

A project of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

Description of a project to create an enduring system of support for African-American forest owners that significantly increases the profitability ... Read More
Published:
2014-01
Integrity check passed:
Yes

SFLR Reports

March 2016 Report

A spreadsheet of activities accomplished and those in progress through March 2016 that include land tenure, forest management planning, access ... Read More
Published:
2016-03
Integrity check passed:
Yes

Rapid Appraisal Baseline Research for Sustainable Forestry African American Land Retention Program

Progress report and preliminary key findings, Oct 2014 The report is available here Rate the usefulness of this resources: (No ... Read More
Published:
2014-10-24
Integrity check passed:
Yes

SFLR Stakeholder Documents

Landowner Profile

This short article tells the story of one landowner in North Carolina that is working with SFLR. The landowner profile ... Read More
Published:
2017-6-20
Integrity check passed:
Yes

SFLR Legal Documents

SFLR Serving Heir’s Property Clients

In this short paper, Attorney Josh Walden from the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation (CHPP) outlines the Center’s process of ... Read More
Published:
2015-03
Integrity check passed:
Yes

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