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Community Forestry Basics

Access resources for establishing a community forest, acquiring and managing land.

Forest Stories

Documenting community forestry in the region

Read stories of individuals and communities leading the way, download case studies, and explore success stories.

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Welcome to the NW Community Forests Coalition

The Northwest Community Forest Coalition is focused on supporting the emergence, development, and management of community forests in the Pacific Northwest.

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Recent Stories

A Resource Guide

A Resource Guide for Community Forests Introducing the Northwest Community Forest Coalition’s Community Forest Handbook! Developed with input from coalition members across the region, this document covers community forest development from beginning to end.  Key topics include: Governance: Who gets to make decisions?Steps Required: How do you go from an ...

Support Washington Community Forests in 2020

“Washington has the unique opportunity to support the continued growth and development of community forests. A 2018 study by the Department of Natural Resources identified over 20 community forest projects that are seeking funding near term to support their land acquisition goals.” As we move into 2020, we have enormous ...

Economic and Community Development through the Mt. Adams Community Forest

Summary of results from the Economic Impacts of the Mt. Adams Community Forest: 2014-2017 Founded in 2004, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS) promotes sustainable connections between the land, local economies and rural communities in the Mt. Adams Region. From 2014-2017, MARS completed four timber harvests and three prescribed burns on ...