Outreach

Blakely Island Timber

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 on namesake Blakely Island. Harvesting timber is a tool to achieve their goal of stewarding the forest with a healthy, productive long into the future. Douglas-fir grows much more slowly in the San Juans than […]

Empowering New Forest Owners in the Northwest

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 vulnerability to pests, diseases, and wildfire. New owners indicate purchasing forestland for privacy, aesthetics, wildlife, and as an investment. Ecologically-based forest management involves practices that align with new forest owners’ objectives, such as uneven-aged, multi-species […]

Forest Tour: Thinning Overstocked Stands for Health and Productivity

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. If you already registered for the 2/24/18 workshop, please let us know if you can make it on March 10th by sending Cailin an email at cailin@nnrg.org. See how your neighbors are thinning excess wood to […]

By the Numbers: 2017 Accomplishments

By the Numbers: 2017 Accomplishments

2017 was a productive year for NNRG and the forests our members steward! We are so inspired by the landowners and managers in our community who worked to enhance habitat for threatened and endangered species, removed invasive species, planted a diverse array of native seedlings and shrubs, and pursued new markets for local wood products. […]

Forest Certification is a Global Movement

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, BC with a smidgen of skepticism. As I’ve re-immersed myself in ecological forestry since taking the helm at NNRG in June, I’ve been chagrined to learn that 15- and 20-year-old challenges are still dogging the […]

Solving Woody Biomass in the Forests of the San Juan Islands

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 and economic viability. NNRG and our partners have worked in many island forests, conducting one-on-one site visits, developing management plans, hosting tours and classes. Increasingly, landowners have sought guidance on how to manage their overstocked stands for improved […]

Thank You Thursday is 9/28 at Reuben’s Brews

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 protect and restore Northwest Forests.   September 28, 2017 – 3:00 to 8:00pm Reuben’s Brews – 5010 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 Reuben’s Brews has a special place in our hearts. First and foremost, they […]

Hyla Woods and Zena Forest in the News!

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 in the story. Both Hyla Woods and Zena Forest are Forest Stewardship Council-certified woodlands that employ diverse silvicultural practices that balance forest health and wildlife habitat with sustainable timber production. Learn more about their stewardship and buy beautiful […]

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 of learning in the woods. In case you didn’t get a copy of the handouts you wanted, we’ve curated the materials NNRG provided in the links below. We wish you all the best in the stewardship […]

Carbon Assessment for Forest Owners

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 for family forest owners. We recently completed a forest carbon assessment for our FSC-certified member Clyde Tree Farm. Prepared with data from this unique forest, the assessment offers a rough estimate of the current level […]

Meet Our New Executive Director

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, salmon runs, and climate change to NNRG’s helm. Seth comes to us from Climate Solutions, where he wrote the weekly column ClimateCast and researched biofuels, among other topics. Before that, he directed a program partnering […]

Celebrating Female Foresters!

Celebrating Female Foresters!

Written and illustrated by Page Biersdorff International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women to drive positive change and affirm our collective commitment to equality and equity. Pacific Northwest forests have been shaped by the incredible women who have dedicated themselves to protecting our woodlands and improving the forestry […]

By the Numbers: 2016 Accomplishments

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 ecologically-minded woodland owners, Pacific Northwest forests are healthier, more resilient homes for wildlife and people alike. Here are some highlights of our year: Accomplishments: We hosted 11 workshops on ecologically-based forest management, precision tree-felling, forest […]

Monitoring Ecosystem Services

Below you’ll find all the forms and information referenced in the Monitoring pages. By incorporating forest inventory measurements, biodiversity assessments, and evaluating forest conditions post-harvest, you are comprehensively documenting forest conditions. Monitoring is a critical component of good forest stewardship and is a means to evaluate the ecosystem services that a forest produces. Guides to […]

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