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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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We’re building a community of practice around locally-led forest management. You can help.

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.

Upcoming Events

Check out these events happening throughout the region to connect with community forests in your area.

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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 ...

Ilwaco Forest Story written in the Chinook Observer

ILWACO — City officials and other project investors met for a three-hour workshop on Feb. 28, as the city of Ilwaco works toward protecting its water source — and the environment — for years to come. Read more at the Chinook Observer https://www.chinookobserver.com/news/local/ilwaco-looks-for-community-forest-funding-opportunities/article_e7841604-5d85-11ea-b192-437274a926a0.html

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 ...