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Washington Forest Collaboratives Network

We’ve partnered with forest collaborative groups in Washington State to propel economic and ecological restoration across the state.

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Forest collaboration efforts are growing in Washington State with more diverse stakeholders partnering with the U.S. Forest Service to restore our national forests and to create jobs and economic opportunities in rural communities. 

Sustainable Northwest is networking members of Washington’s forest collaborative groups to help them identify and meet common ecological and economic goals. See the Events section of our website for information on collaborative group meetings.

The Washington Forest Collaboratives Network includes eight forest collaboratives covering all national forests in the state:

Northeast Washington Forestry Collaborative

Area of focus: Colville National Forest

Contact: Gloria Flora, Interim Executive Director 

North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative

Area of focus: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Contact: Melody Kreimes, Facilitator 

Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative

Areas of focus: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, Yakama Nation, WA DNR, WA DFW

Contact: Mary Sutton Carruthers, Coordinator 

Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

Areas of focus: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and private land

Contact: Hillary Lundgren, Executive Director

Pinchot Partners

Area of focus: Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Contact: Jamie Tolfree, Coordinator 

South Gifford Pinchot

Area of focus: Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Contact: Jamie Tolfree, Coordinator

Darrington Forest Collaborative

Area of focus: Mt. Baker – Snoqualamie National Forest

Olympic Forest Collaborative

Area of focus: Olympic National Forest

For more information on the network contact Andrew Spaeth at aspaeth@sustainablenorthwest.org