The NW Community Forest leadership team held the Forum virtually. The following describes the event and provides additional resources such as links to video recordings.
Seven workshops were held over three days, with each session, panel, and roundtable discussion presented for separate registration. In total, the virtual event attracted 327 session registrations from unique 120 individuals. The attendees included junior and senior staff from land trusts, the Forest Service, local community members, and professional foresters. Based on the attendee list, we conclude that many were motivated to connect with other natural resource professionals, others joined as part of ongoing education and training, and many joined as part of a broader coalition with a common goal of understanding barriers and challenges to community forest development.
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Forum Session 1
Session 1 recording: https://youtu.be/e1SHGWWkp1M
Session 1 materials:
Forum Session 2: Community Engagement
Session 2 recording: https://youtu.be/yCDGy0pC2sw
Session 2 materials:
Presentation (PDF) Julie Renaud Evans Community Engagement NWCFC Oct 2020
For more information about the Chimacum Ridge forest, see
Resources courtesy of Erik Kingfisher, Stewardship Director, Jefferson Land Trust
Forum Session 3: Silviculture
Session 3 recording: https://youtu.be/Pmb55fAlRlc
Session 3 materials:
Forum Session 4: Recreation
Session 4 recording: https://youtu.be/O6QsICRttoM
Forum Session 5: Getting to Scale
Session 5 recording: https://youtu.be/1Z3w016DL84
Note: Mark Welther presentation is at minute 30.
Session 5 materials :
Forum Session 6: Wallowa Case Study
Session 6 recording: https://youtu.be/mtReMdJ2PwA
Session 6 materials:
Forum Bonus Session – Appraisal
Session 7 recording: https://youtu.be/Yr3TBunlolg
Session 7 materials:
Background on the CF program and Q&A on the 2020 RFP (a webinar in collaboration with TPL) https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/p7qe8nat5sq6/
CF Program information, request for applications, & FAQs: https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/private-land/community-forest/program
Community Forest Program Road Map (15 pages) (located on national website)
Community Forest Program Road Map Appendices (207 pages) (located on national website)