Washington Forest Collaboratives Workshop

Posted by Renee Magyar on September 16, 2015

October 20-21, 2015 in Ellensburg, WA

Photo: Bureau of Land Management

On October 20th & 21st, Sustainable Northwest gathered members of the eight forest collaborative groups in Washington state in the town of Ellensburg to network, identify where joint action or a unified voice would be beneficial, and engage in candid sharing of successes and lessons learned. Participating collaborative groups gained an understanding of the importance of forest restoration and economic development in rural Washington, and will outline strategies to meet the goal of accelerated forest restoration.

Learn more here about the outcomes of the workshop, and view the workshop agenda in the Downloads section below. 

Presentations from the workshop:

Tapash Collaborative: Cross-boundary planning for restoration ~ Reese Lolley, Director, Forest Restoration and Fire, The Nature Conservancy

Implementing and monitoring restoration prescriptions: old challenges and new tools ~ Derek Churchill, Consulting forester, Stewardship Forestry

Preliminary Forest Restoration Needs in Western Washington and Updated Eastern Washington Needs ~ Ryan Haugo, Senior Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

Oregon’s Federal Forest Health Program ~ Chad Davis, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Forestry

UCSRB Preliminary Economic Analysis ~ Melody Kreimes, Forest Health Program Manager, UCSRB and Keith Blatner, Forestry Professor, Washington State University