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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Skokomish Tribal Forest Certified

The Skokomish Indian Tribe has earned Forest Stewardship Council® certification for its 2,100-acre forest at the south end of Hood Canal, making it the first tribe in Washington state to gain that endorsement.The Skokomish Tribe join three other Indian tribes in the United States in maintaining FSC® certification: the Coquille Tribe in Oregon, the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council in California, and the Menominee in Wisconsin.

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Prepare Your Home and Forest for Wildfire

Fire is as natural a part of Pacific Northwest forests as the rain and sun. ​And while the type and frequencies of wildfire differs east and west of the Cascades, landowners everywhere can prepare their homes and forests for wildfire if it arrives.

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