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Northwest Certified Forestry (NCF) is NNRG’s stewardship and certification program for woodland owners and land managers. Our goal is to help you optimize the economic and ecological potential of your forest. We specialize in ecological forestry consulting and provide a broad suite of services that range from forest management planning to timber harvest administration to wildlife habitat enhancement. Our clients include family forests, land trusts, conservation groups, public land managers, and more. NCF also uses a group Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certificate to offer certification to smaller forestland owners who otherwise would be unable to afford certification.

We work with you to develop a stewardship plan that translates your vision for your forest into tangible management actions.

We provide you cost-effective access to Forest Stewardship Council certification.

We carefully match your stewardship objectives with ecologically-based thinning and harvest methods to help you generate long-term sustained revenue while improving the health and habitat value of your forest.

We connect you to tools and resources that allow you to enhance the health, productivity, and biodiversity of your forest.
Managing public forestland has never been harder: declining funding for stewardship, public skepticism of forest management, and gaps in technical expertise pose major barriers to scaling up active management efforts.
Our stewardship experts are here for you – call us anytime. We host events throughout the year to showcase ecological forest stewardship and marketing strategies. We also provide you with reliable information through email updates, case studies on our blog, and a robust community of practice within which you can share your stewardship experience and learn from others.

Our membership program can give you the support, resources, and expertise you need to make your vision a reality in your forest!

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2018 Accomplishments by the Numbers

2018 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. These are highlights from 2018.

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Family Forests as a Natural Capital Endowment

​My family’s forestlands have grown to just over 200 acres in the past few years. Thirty of this is what I refer to as our “homestead” property, the first parcel my wife and I bought when we barely had two nickels to rub together in our mid-20’s, and on which we’ve recently completed a family cabin. The other 170 or so acres are comprised of two additional parcels that are part of the “Hanson Family Estate”, forestlands that my parents have invested in, and that I manage as a trust endowment for our family.

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way to Combat Blackberries!

Pair Family Forest, situated in the Snoqualmie Valley just west of Duvall, had a serious invasives problem when the family purchased the land in 2005. About a third of the property was choked with tangled pockets of Himalayan blackberry thicket. The brambles had muscled out the native shrubbery and posed a serious problem for Wayne, who had visions of transforming his forest into a mixed-age, biologically-rich ecosystem.

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Resources for San Juan County Forest Owners

Northwest Natural Resource Group and our partners have hosted ecological forestry workshops in the San Juan Islands since 2012. These resources are specifically for San Juan County forest owners who are interested in learning techniques to reduce fire risk, increase forest value, manage timber sales, market forest products, and improve the ecological and economic health of island forests.

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