What we do

We work across boundaries.

A tree doesn’t care if its roots extend into two different states. Nor does a red-tailed hawk care which national forest ranger district it soars above. Nor does the air that it soars through care where it blows. The idea of a fixed, permanent boundary is only a human construct. But it is a construct that has repercussions on these earthly elements. As our challenges cross boundaries, so too must our solutions.

We collaborate.

The 2-3-2 is a regional collaborative consisting of local collaboratives. Collaboration means coordinating efforts, thinking long-term, and helping towards the greater good. The 2-3-2 prides itself on effective collaborative processes where everyone has a voice.

We work at a landscape scale.

True change happens once efforts across the landscape are coordinated. We strive to work both on public and private lands, maintaining a regional vision while honoring local needs. Our communities and their voices are at the heart of every landscape and are interwoven into broader goals.

We sustain and improve watershed health.

Fire is a natural part of the landscape. For generations, forests have been logged and fires suppressed. The result is a dysfunctional forest, at risk of more intense wildfires that can impair water quality, habitat, and people's lives and livelihoods. Watershed health encompasses everything within the watershed's boundaries. We work to regain a healthy forest and ecosystem and establish a better relationship with fire.

2023 Rio Chama CFLRP Accomplishments

Partners of the 2-3-2 attend regular meetings, sometimes in person and sometimes through web conferences, to identify opportunities to work together and leverage our planned efforts to amplify our impacts. We share lessons learned and offer informational resources. We also work together to pursue funding opportunities and realize impacts that are strengthened through our collaboration.

Partnerships formed through the 2-3-2 have resulted in new business, hundreds of treated acres, numerous outreach and educational opportunities, and training events.