Nisqually Community Forest

Case Studies, Forest Stories

In response to concerns over the ecological and economic impacts of recent timber harvests and a growing interest in local forest ownership and management, a diverse group of stakeholders came together in 2010 to develop a shared vision for the future of commercial forestry in the Upper Nisqually River Watershed. What followed was an ambitious plan to develop a community forest that improves and protects fish and wildlife habitat, promotes local jobs through sustainable timber management, and provides diverse recreational and educational opportunities.

Nisqually One-Pager (PDF)

Courtesy of

Economic and Ownership Analysis of NW Community Forests
at request of Washington Department of Natural Resources
September 2018