Profile: Mike Kaputa, Stemilt Community Forest

“Sustainable forestry, recreation, and protection of fragile habitats and natural resources are all possible within the same forest, and collaborative planning is best way to give voice to each element to ensure they all have a place”

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Profile: Justin Hall, Nisqually Community Forest

“The most gratifying part will be knowing that our management provides benefits directly back to the local community and the fish and wildlife that depend on the forest habitat and streams”

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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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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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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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