Forest Stories

Profile: Tom Tuchmann, US Forest Capital, LLC

“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.”

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Case Study: Stemilt-Squilchuck Community Forest

The Stemilt Partnership crafted a community vision and documented community values and priorities to protect an important watershed.

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Profile: Jay McLaughlin, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards

“Far and away the most important benefit of community based forestry for me is the connection of people with their surrounding forests.”

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Introducing the Northwest Community Forest Coalition

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

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Profile: Cherie Kearney, Columbia Land Trust

“What drew me to forestry work is the challenge and reward of negotiating toward commonly held values around this vital resource.”

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Community Forests: A Growing Movement

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.

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