Forum Recap and Updates From the Community Forest Network

Photo: East Moraine Community Forest - Sustainable Northwest

Over three days in early May, over 50 community forest practitioners and partners came together for the Northwest Community Forest Coalition's 2024 biennial meeting.

Co-Hosted by the NWCFC, Sustainable Northwest, Wallowa Resources, and Wallowa County, this event was a resounding success. 

Throughout the event, conversations were had around:

  • How regional and national conservation organizations support local efforts.
  • How to effectively implement hunting within the public access efforts of a property.
  • How to increase the pace and scape of community forests through innovative financing approaches.

Additional presentations included:

  • The ownership and management process of the East Moraine Community Forest in Wallowa County.
  • The access and management balance taking place within the Mount Emily Recreation Area in Union County.
  • The tribal engagement process throughout the development of the Kalispel Tribe's Indian Creek Community Forest.
  • Additional opportunities to support community forests through the Forest Legacy Program, the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation, the Washington Opportunity Fund.

CLICK HERE to read and view 2024 Forum Recordings and Materials