Ecological Forestry Resources

 

Timber harvest is not the only reason why forest owners in the Pacific Northwest choose to own forest land. Sequestering carbon, fostering habitat, filtering water, purifying air, providing recreation, and generating revenue are all management goals supported by techniques we call “ecological forestry.” These strategies enable landowners to manage their forests for multiple benefits, from boosting the structural complexity that provides good habitat to improving tree growth by removing suppressed trees that are choking the understory. These resources provide a fascinating dive into forest ecology and the forestry practices that help restore and preserve healthy working forests.

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Forest Recipes for the Adventurous

You’ve probably heard of stinging nettle tea — how about stinging nettle pesto? Japanese knotweed hummus? These six recipes draw from the bounty found in Pacific Northwest forests – both wild and urban lands.

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Member Spotlight: Smelling the Forest for the Trees

Brothers Jim and Ed Merzenich, along with Jim’s wife, Karen Wilson, steward Oak Basin Tree Farm: nearly 1,000 acres in the Coburg Hills outside of Brownsville, Oregon at the south end of the Willamette Valley. Oak Basin Tree Farm is Forest Stewardship Council® certified through NNRG’s group certificate.

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