The RFA for the USDA Community Forest Program was released on April 18. The maximum award amount for the program has increased to $600,000. Please note that the application deadline is June 29, 2018
“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”
“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”
“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.”
The Stemilt Partnership crafted a community vision and documented community values and priorities to protect an important watershed.
“Far and away the most important benefit of community based forestry for me is the connection of people with their surrounding forests.”