The Coalition

Supporting the growth of community forests in the Pacific Northwest

The Northwest Community Forest Coalition is focused on supporting the emergence, development, and management of community forests in the Pacific Northwest. Formed in May 2015, the Coalition brings together practitioners and experts representing community-based organizations, land trusts, counties and jurisdictions, private corporations, and regional and national non-profit organizations. Created in response to the growing pressure on Northwest forests from increasing population, development, and climate-related disturbances, Coalition members have a shared vision that the community forest model will help stem the tide of forest loss, fragmentation, and degradation, while supporting an array of ecological services and providing fuel, fiber, jobs, and recreation to surrounding communities.

We updated our Definition and Principles document (PDF) in 2020 following extensive discussion and debate

Our Executive Committee expanded its roster (PDF) in 2020, provides leadership and keeps us organized. 

These Operating Procedures (PDF) describe how the members at large vote on issues and participate in meetings

Image courtesy of Mt. Adams Resource Stewards: Map of pacific northwest forests.