“What I like best about community forestry is that land management is focused on optimizing an array of uses as opposed to focusing on one intensive use.”
The Stemilt Partnership crafted a community vision and documented community values and priorities to protect an important watershed.
“Far and away the most important benefit of community based forestry for me is the connection of people with their surrounding forests.”
The group is focused on supporting the emergence, development, and management of community forests in the Pacific Northwest.
You’ve heard of “slow food.” Now there’s a buzz about “slow wood,” because forests are crucial to community wellness, economy, culture, and landscape.
Across the state, Oregonians are working to develop forest management techniques and economic models that preserve forests for multiple uses.