Learning Inventory Skills

We had a great time out in the woods last month sharing inventory techniques with forest owners on Lopez Island! ...
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Central Cascades Forest

The 46,000 acres of forestland spanning Snoqualmie Pass to Cle Elum known as the Central Cascades Forest (CCF) is now ...
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Our New Strategic Plan

Three years, five targets, and seventeen measures of success: we invite you to read our Strategic Plan for 2018-2020, just ...
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Top 5 Reasons to support NNRG:

Our dedicated, knowledgeable staff. If you own a small- to medium-sized forest and want to manage your land for more than ...
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Oregon Native Bee Atlas

Bees need our help. Just five years ago Oregon saw a major bee die off, and pollinator populations continue to ...
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How to Manufacture Biochar from Woody Biomass

Converting excess woody biomass to a valuable soil amendment Saturday, June 30, 2018 | San Juan Island Biochar, a soil ...
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FSC-Certified Northwest Forests

NNRG's group certificate for forests meeting the Forest Stewardship Council® standards covers more than 190,000 acres in 86 different ownerships across ...
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Not Your Father’s Lumberjacks

Remember the Super-Axe-Hacker from The Lorax? The machine that could whack off four truffula trees with one smacker? Advances in logging ...
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Measuring Timber and Woody Biomass in San Juan Forests

Techniques to estimate the volume of timber and woody biomass in your forest Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10:30a-5p | Lopez ...
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Jackrabbit Farm: Building a Food Forest System

by Kelly Smith, NNRG volunteer On a cool and misty morning last September, Kirk Hanson and I visited Jackrabbit Farm ...
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Blakely Island Timber

Up in the San Juans Islands, our Forest Stewardship Council®-certified member Blakely Island Timber cares for more than 2,200 acres ...
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Build a Constructed Log

Building a constructed log after thinning out small suppressed trees increases the economic value of future harvest while invigorating wildlife ...
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Empowering New Forest Owners in the Northwest

Many new forest owners are not aware that heavily altered forests need active management to improve ecosystem functions and reduce ...
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Forest Tour: Thinning Overstocked Stands for Health and Productivity

NOTE: This workshop was originally scheduled for February 24th but has been rescheduled for March 10th due to icy road conditions ...
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By the Numbers: NNRG’s 2017 Accomplishments

2017 was a productive year for NNRG and the forests our members steward! We are so inspired by the landowners ...
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Precision Tree Felling Course

Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) courses provide training and practice in precision tree felling and small-diameter thinning. Level 1 & ...
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Member Spotlight: Butler Family Forest

Paul Butler has had a life-long love of forests. Now that he and his wife steward their own forest they've taken ...
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Forest Certification is a Global Movement

I’ll admit that I traveled to the worldwide General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council meeting last month in Vancouver, ...
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Solving Woody Biomass in the Forests of the San Juan Islands

Engaging with woodland owners in San Juan County to address the unique challenges of managing island forests for both ecological health ...
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Woody biomass trainings to reduce risks in the San Juan Islands

Landowners in San Juan County are addressing the unique challenges of managing island forests for both ecological health and economic viability. NNRG and our ...
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Tools to inform forest stewardship decisions

Many forest owners want to reap a diverse harvest from their land: ecological, social, and financial benefits, all from the same ...
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Thank You Thursday is 9/28 at Reuben’s Brews

Help forests, drink beer! On Thank You Thursday at Reuben's Brews, $1 from every pint you buy supports NNRG's work to ...
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Promoting decision making tools for informed forest stewardship

Giving landowners the decision-making tools they need to become informed forest stewards Landowners can encounter barriers that prevent them from ...
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Hyla Woods and Zena Forest in the News!

Eugene Weekly published a wonderful piece celebrating the values behind responsibly sourced timber. Two of our pioneering  members are featured ...
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Family Forest Field Day Resources

Thanks for stopping by the NNRG booth at the Forest Owner Field Day! We hope you had a terrific day ...
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Forest Tour: Many Shapes & Sizes

Kevin Kaster (right), owner of a small-scale sawmill in Clackmas Co., presents a sample product to forest managers, designers, and ...
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Carbon Assessment for Forest Owners

NNRG is working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to help unlock carbon markets ...
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Meet Our New Executive Director

NNRG is excited to announce Seth Zuckerman as our new Executive Director! Seth brings expertise in sustainable forestry, watershed restoration, ...
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Workshop: Energy Opportunities for Woody Biomass

Options for San Juans Forest Owners REGISTER TODAY! Woody biomass in densely stocked San Juan forests may present an opportunity ...
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Celebrating Female Foresters!

Written and illustrated by Page Biersdorff International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women ...
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Workshop: Biochar 101-Making Biochar from Woody Biomass

Benefits for Farms and Forests Learn How to Make Biochar: REGISTER TODAY! Biochar, a charcoal made from woody biomass that stores ...
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By the Numbers: 2016 Accomplishments

2016 was an incredible year for Northwest Certified Forestry members and the forests they steward. Because of the dedicated community of ...
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NNRG’s Executive Director to join WA DNR as Policy Director

NNRG Executive Director Dan Stonington (right) accepting NNRG's 2016 FSC Leadership Award. The board and staff of NNRG are pleased to ...
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Workshop: Utilizing Woody Biomass to Reduce Fire Risk

Fire Ecology and Active Management in San Juan Forests REGISTER TODAY! Many forests in the San Juan Islands are comprised ...
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Workshop: How to Manage a Timber Sale – Jan. 21 & Feb. 4

Timber harvests conducted with care and good planning are an important management tool that can generate revenue while improving the ...
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Making Forests Healthier and Fire-Safe in the San Juan Islands

We are working with landowners in San Juan County to address the unique challenges of managing island forests for both ecological ...
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Enjoying FSC®-certified Forests

"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that ...
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Member Spotlight: Wooded Retreat at Two Frog Bog

A walk along the winding path of Raven’s Trail at Two Frog Bog finds many visitors shedding the stress and ...
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2017 Native Plant Sales

The wet season is the perfect time to plant young trees, native shrubs, and flowers! When it comes to planting, ...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, we are giving thanks for the forests on which we depend and the stewards who nurture and protect ...
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Stewardship: Just Call It Love

Christine Johnson (with her husband Terrigal) has loved forests all her life. As NNRG's board chair, she helps us work to protect ...
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Celebrating Success: Improving Skagit Forests for Fish

The iconic Skagit Watershed provides critical resources to the Pacific Northwest region, including timber, food, and fish. Northwest Natural Resource ...
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Cedar Row Farm in The New York Times!

Cedar Row Farm is a gorgeous 160-acre FSC-certified forest in Oregon that has been a member of Northwest Certified Forestry ...
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Workshop: Discovering Value in Your Forest – Sept. 24 & Oct. 8

The diverse forests of the Pacific Northwest are home to trees, plants, lichens, fungi and other organisms that are prized ...
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Workshop: Precision Tree Felling – SAWW Training Levels 1 & 2 – Sep. 22-23

Join Northwest Certified Forestry for a unique, hands-on training program for small woodland owners who are interested in learning how to ...
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Member Spotlight: Orkila showcases ecological forestry

Along the rocky shores of Orcas Island, YMCA Camp Orkila is a special place where the forest meets the sea. Campers describe ...
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Resources for San Juan County Forest Owners

Information for forest owners in San Juan County Northwest Natural Resource Group and our partners have hosted ecological forestry workshops ...
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Summer: Forestry through the Seasons

Summer is the perfect time for major forest management activities like thinning trees, controlling weeds, and maintaining roads. Performing these ...
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Member Spotlight: Oak restoration & attuning to “hidden” wonders

When Jeanie Taylor and her husband, Tom Lenon, saw their forest for the first time they knew it was home. While ...
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Workshop: Hands-On Forestry for San Juans Woodlands

Learn DIY ways to nurture your forest! Many San Juan forests are in need of care to be their healthiest. In the ...
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Workshop: Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture and Wildlife – June 4 & 11

Woodland owners in the Pacific Northwest are interested in maintaining forests that provide a broad range of ecological functions and economic ...
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Resources for Beginning Forest Landowners

In 2016 and 2017, we offered an education program for new forest landowners in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. We produced ...
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Member Spotlight: Giving back to forest, creek, and community

Camp Myrtlewood brings together a community dedicated to stewardship, environmental education, and fellowship. Just a few miles upstream from the ...
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Earth Day 2016

The theme for Earth Day 2016 is Trees for the Earth. Trees combat climate change, clean air, and provide critical resources ...
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Stewardship Assistance & Carbon Information for Family Forest Owners

The next application cutoff date is February 17, 2017 Northwest Natural Resource Group is collaborating with The Pinchot Institute for Conservation, the Natural Resources ...
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Workshop: You Bought a Forest, So Now What? – April 23 & 30

Owning forestland has been your dream, but now that the land is yours where do you start? This workshop will ...
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Member Spotlight: Learning the ways of their dream forest

For years, Tod and Gerie Lemkuhl loved exploring Mount Rainier National Park and dreamed of some-day stewarding a wild forest ...
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Spring: Forestry through the Seasons

Greet the return of the growing season! The nesting season begins around March 15, so try to avoid any major ...
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So, You Own a Forest?

Forests offer us inspiration and a connection to the land – one that renews us and often reminds us we ...
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By the Numbers: 2015 Accomplishments

2015 was a productive year! Northwest Certified Forestry members showed their dedication to stewarding Pacific Northwest forests with ecologically-minded practices that ...
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Protecting Forests and Clean Drinking Water along Lake St. Clair

People need forests. They make our oxygen, clean our water, limit flooding, and absorb carbon. They evoke mental well-being and ...
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Thank You Thursday – Reuben’s Brews

March 24, 2016 – 3:00 to 8:00pm Reuben’s Brews – 5010 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 Drink beer to ...
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FSC Your Valentine’s Day

Greenify your February 14th celebration by treating your significant other to beautiful, quality FSC certified gifts. The Forest Stewardship CouncilⓇ ...
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Workshop: Emerging Biofuel Options for San Juan Forests

Join us to learn about ways to improve your forest’s health and use low value wood! Register today: http://sanjuans-biofuels.eventbrite.com Often there ...
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Member Spotlight: Nisqually State Park

To restore ecological complexity to a forest, you need good partners and often, you need to cut a few trees ...
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Winter: Forestry through the Seasons

Winter is a wonderful time to be out in your woods! Without leaves, you will have visibility to notice summer’s ...
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2016 Native Plant Sales

It's time to think about spring planting! Which native plants will restore forest health, provide wildlife value, and add vibrant beauty ...
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Saving a few good oaks

We found this short film inspirational. Especially considering the efforts of our Forest Stewardship Council® certified members who are committed to restoring ...
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Member Spotlight: Turning nothing into something

In our Member Spotlight series, we highlight Northwest Certified Forestry (NCF) members who have used forest products for unique and entrepreneurial purposes on their land and within ...
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From stump to Stumptown

The farm-to-table movement resonates with citizens of the Pacific Northwest. We shop at local farmers markets, participate in CSAs, buy ...
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Monitoring Ecosystem Services

Below you’ll find all the forms and information referenced in the Monitoring pages. By incorporating forest inventory measurements, biodiversity assessments, ...
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Workshop: Optimize the Value of Your Timber – November 7

Recognizing the value of the timber you have can be the difference between selling a veneer-grade log at pulp prices ...
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From the Field: Precision tree felling video

Forestry Director Kirk Hanson is on Orcas Island hosting the precision tree felling and low-impact yarding courses at YMCA Camp ...
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Member Spotlight: A few sheep and EQIP help steward the forest

Steve and Linnea Bensel of Nootka Rose Farm steward 32 acres of forest on Waldron Island in the San Juans. In recent ...
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Member Spotlight: Shiitake Mushroom Logs

In our Member Spotlight series, we highlight Northwest Certified Forestry (NCF) members who have used forest products for unique and entrepreneurial purposes on their land and within ...
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Member Spotlight: Large woody debris & wetland restoration

In our Member Spotlight series, we highlight Northwest Certified Forestry (NCF) members who are improving ecosystem functions and who have cultivated forest products ...
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Announcement: 2016 EQIP Deadline Extension – October 16, 2015

Update! The 2016 EQIP Deadline in WA has been extended until October 16, 2015. That means you now have more time to ...
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Growing biologically rich forests for wildlife and income

On a beautiful summer day in early June, woodland owners gathered inside the library at Sedro-Woolley High School for the Managing ...
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Drought and your forest

Temperatures in Washington and Oregon continue to be above average and much of the Pacific Northwest is experiencing severe drought. Go for ...
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Funding Forest Stewardship – Enhance Forest Health

For the third installment in the Funding Your Forest series, we're focusing on ways to improve the diversity and productivity of your ...
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Workshop: Tree Felling & Yarding – September 24-26

Join us on Orcas Island for a unique hands-on training program for small woodland owners who are interested in conducting their own timber ...
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Funding Forest Stewardship – Fuel reduction and forest health

For the second installment in the Funding Your Forest series, we will be discussing fuel reduction and forest slash treatment ...
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Point Defiance Park – a living museum

Point Defiance Park is as rare as it is gorgeous. No where else can one find 500 acres of old-growth ...
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Workshop: How to Manage a Timber Sale – August 15

Harvesting and marketing timber can be one of the most rewarding experiences of owning forestland... it can also be one ...
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Crystal Lake Tree Farm – a community and a classroom

On June 23, I was fortunate enough to attend a forest health workshop at the location. It was a lovely ...
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The Good Wood Tour – July 30

Interested in building sustainably? Want to know the difference between FSC-certified and conventional forest products? Then come to the Good ...
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Build Local Alliance’s Summer Tour – June 27

The Build Local Alliance (BLA) is a network of foresters, land stewards, millwrights, craftsmen, contractors, and architects interested in creating with wood from ...
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Special Announcement: Funding Forest Stewardship – Make a Plan

NNRG is kicking off a series about cost-share programs and resources available to woodland owners in Oregon and Washington. Over ...
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Sometimes a couch tells the story

Over the past year my father built a set of craftsman-style living room furniture for my family – a couch ...
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Sustainable forestry in Clark County

In southwest Washington, Clark County Department of Environmental Services exemplifies how to transition forest land from passive management to active ...
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Partnership in the Skagit Watershed

The iconic Skagit Watershed is important to all of us for its production of timber, food, and fisheries. It is ...
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GiveBIG – May 5

Are you a champion for forests? The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people ...
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Time to start thinking about 2016 EQIP projects

The Washington State cutoff for 2016 EQIP funding is Friday, July 17, 2015 (Edit: The 2016 EQIP deadline has been ...
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Spring time in the San Juans

NNRG returned to the San Juans this spring, this time assisting Camp Orkila prepare for pre-commercial thinning as well as ...
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Hyla Woods on OPB’s Oregon Field Guide

How often can we meet the forest where our table came from? When you purchase wood locally from forest owners ...
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Workshop: Managing for Timber & Wildlife – June 6

Many forest owners in the Pacific Northwest are interested in maintaining forests that provide a broad range of economic and ...
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Thank You Thursday at Reuben’s Brews – March 26

We’re excited to be heading back to Reuben’s Brews as they host us for Thank You Thursday! This Thursday, March ...
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Workshop: Become an NRCS Technical Service Provider – March 24 & 25

Becoming a TSP can leverage resources for you to help existing clients and expand your network for conservation projects. This ...
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Sustainable Forestry for Three Generations

O'Neill Pine Company By Jennifer Whitelaw If you ask about touring O’Neill Pine Company’s forests, co-owner Richard Pine will tell ...
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Good Roads & Forest Health

Workshop: Good Roads & Forest Health – February 28

Perhaps the most important ecological service of our forests is providing clean water. Forest roads can significantly affect our forests ...
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Harvest Underway at Roslyn Urban Forest

This month, Northwest Natural Resource Group started the restoration harvest on the City of Roslyn's Urban Forest. Roslyn's forest has ...
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NNRG Helping to Restore Roslyn Urban Forest

In May 2014, the Roslyn City Council voted to engage with NNRG's Northwest Certified Forestry program to guide management of their ...
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Fostering Positive Growth in a Forest and a Community

Sunitsch Canyon and Tierra Learning Center Leavenworth, WA By: Christina Davis The history of Sunitsch Canyon extends further into the ...
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Restoring Forest Along Willapa Bay

Forterra: Lynn Point and Nemah River, Pacific County, WA By: Christina Davis, edited by NNRG Northwest Certified Forestry (NCF) member ...
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Evergreen Land Trust

Evergreen Land Trust, Deming, WA Evergreen Ecoforestry is a program of the Evergreen Land Trust. ELT uses selective and low ...
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EQIP and a Forest Classroom

Butler Family Forest, Olympia, WA Nestled along Pants Creek and the Capital Forest near Olympia sits a 40 acre FSC® ...
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USDA features Kirk’s Riparian Designs

Story from USDA Agroforestry Report 2011-2012 The full report can be found at here. Inspired? Learn about what EQIP can do ...
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EQIP and A Family Forest

Sasquatch Farm, Montesano, WA By Neva Knott, edited by NNRG Often when we think of a family forest, we envision ...
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A Church’s Inheritance and EQIP

Bethlehem Lutheran Church forestland, Belfair, WA Story told by Neva Knott, edited by NNRG What would you do if you ...
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Northwest Trek

Northwest Trek, Eatonville, WA By Jennifer Whitelaw Northwest Trek is a 723-acre wildlife park near Eatonville. 435 of those acres ...
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Wetset Enterprises

Wetset Enterprises, Mossyrock, WA By Kirk Hanson Thomas Wolfe once famously stated that “you can’t go home again”.  NCF member ...
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Wild Thyme Farm

Wild Thyme Farm, Oakville, WA By Jennifer Whitelaw John Henrickson’s land speaks to him, and he thinks more people should ...
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Clyde Tree Farm

Clyde Tree Farm & Northwest Sustainable Wood Products, Silverdale, WA By Jennifer Whitelaw Helen and Drew Daly have 154 acres ...
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Happy Save the [Toads] Day!

Press Release Courtesy of Northwest Trek Contacts: Kris Sherman: 253-404-3800; 253-226-6718 or kris.sherman@pdza.orgWhitney DalBalcon: 253-404-3637 or whitney.dalbalcon@pdza.orgTENS OF THOUSANDS OF WESTERN TOADS ...
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Happy Save the Frogs Day!

 Press Release Courtesy of Northwest Trek Contacts:  Kris Sherman: 253-404-3800; 253-226-6718 or kris.sherman@pdza.org Whitney DalBalcon: 253-404-3637 or whitney.dalbalcon@pdza.org NORTHWEST TREK ...
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Director’s Message December 2012

Happy Holidays to you and your families in any manner that you choose to celebrate this beautiful time of year.  ...
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Director’s Message November 2012

I had the opportunity to work up in the San Juans again for a few days last week.  I met ...
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The team behind the blog

Here are the women on staff at NNRG! Maddy Lisaius, our communications and marketing intern, and Lindsay Malone, our Director ...
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NNRG’s New Blog!

Hello and welcome to Northwest Natural Resource Group’s blog! Please check out the “home” tab above or NNRG’s website at ...
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