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 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. Many thanks to this dedicated community of ecologically-minded forest owners, land managers and NNRG’s partners who steward biodiverse forests and contribute to the regional economy. Here are some highlights of our year:

Accomplishments

We love to celebrate the work of our members!

 The Nature Conservancy

This season salmon have enjoy forest restoration at Ellsworth Creek, including projects to increase large woody debris to strengthen habitat value!

 Hyla Woods

Exciting the next generation about ecosystems: 5 years, 32 field trips, 262 students, over 500 water quality tests in Lousignont Creek.

Nisqually Community Forest

The community forest has doubled in size with a 640 acre purchase along Busy Wild Creek, on the flanks of Mount Rainier.

 Clyde Tree Farm

The Daly family conducted a thinning this summer to enhance the health and productivity of their forest!


Our FSC group certificate

  • Our Forest Stewardship Council® group certificate represents 27% of FSC certified land in Oregon and Washington (143,826 acres)
  • Our FSC group certificate members supplied more than 9,300 mbf of timber while adhering to FSC standards
  • 10% of the volume sold as FSC certified

 

Our members

  • 153 members, across more than 159,400 acres throughout Washington and Oregon.
    • More than 100 family forests and small businesses who steward the headwaters of major rivers, protect and enhance habitat for endangered species, support local contractors, and improve forest health, productivity and biodiversity.
    • 12 youth camps and education centers from the southern Oregon Cascades to the San Juan Islands
    • 10 land trusts and conservation groups
    • 8 public land managers

 

  • Our members own woodlands that represent an incredible diversity of forest communities found in the Pacific Northwest. They span the temperate rainforests of the Hoh River valley to the ponderosa foothills of Leavenworth. They range from the coastal forests of Port Orford cedar and myrtlewood on the southern Oregon Coast, to the oak woodlands of the Willamette Valley and San Juan Islands, to groves of giant western red cedar tucked into the Willapa Hills and along the flanks of Mount Baker. And of course, all of our members grow Douglas-fir, the iconic signature species of our region.

 

  • Our members produce a range of products: biochar, broom handles, cedar fence posts, cedar siding, cutting boards, dimensional lumber, essential oils, firewood, flooring, knife handles, meditation benches, tiny house kits as well as utility poles, saw logs, chip’n’saw, and pulp.

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