The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service today announced the finalization of a new five-year partnership agreement that adds to the suite of tools supporting collaborative conservation efforts across the country. This national Master Participating Agreement … will facilitate project work through Supplemental Project Agreements at national, regional, and local levels as resources and commitments become available. These projects will encompass work ranging from restoring ecosystems to addressing climate change impacts in addition to existing efforts to reduce wildfire risk. …This new, more expansive agreement is part of a suite of operational agreements that include a partnership to speed the application of forest health and prescribed fire treatments, develop workforce capacity to support forest health, facilitate ecosystem studies, and to support urban forestry and cost-share agreements. The agreement will support assessments, communications and outreach, training, workforce development, and other needs.