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National Forest Watch

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One of our longest running programs at Conservation Northwest, watching over our national forests and their essential wildlife habitat.

One of our longest running programs at Conservation Northwest and part of our Forest Field Program, our National Forest Watch, protects and restores forests by taking part in projects and policies on our local national forests to track specific projects as they are proposed, comment on policies that affect the national forest and wildlife habitat, and engage collaboratively.

On the east side of the Cascades, we are tracking individual projects as they occur on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and the ongoing Forest Plan Revision and Travel Management Planning.

Our work in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest focuses on restoring dry forest ecosystems while reducing fuels near homes and communities. We work in the Okanogan-Wenatchee, Mount-Baker Snoqualmie, and Colville national forests to promote restoration of second-growth plantations.

Collaborative efforts we are involved in include:

Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Stewardship Coalition is a newly formed collaborative effort of local Leavenworth area residents, county officials, agencies, industry, and conservation organizations.  The mission of the group is to protect lives, property and infrastructure in the Chumstick watershed from wildfire.  Approaches utilized include outreach and strategic planning which will lead to actions on public and private lands to benefit people, wildlife, forest health, and the community at large.

North Central WA Prescribed Fire Council will work to protect, conserve, and expand the safe use of prescribed fire on the North Central Washington landscape to meet both public and private management objectives.  In addition to a representative from our organization, the group includes participation from the Forest Service, Nature Conservancy of Washington, DNR, and many others. 

Upper Yakima Watershed Action Group is a voluntary group has formed to coordinate and move forward restoration efforts in this crucial watershed that spans both south and north of I-90 while playing a critical wildlife connectivity role in the southern end of the North Cascades. Key issues involve not only prioritizing work in the watershed to be done, but also discussing the balance of social and other needs of the watershed with biological needs.

Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition is an innovative forestry coalition who have labored together since 2002 to find solutions and a future for the Colville National Forest.


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