Sometimes you really have to feel and touch a problem in order to solve it. Our board of trustees spend a lot of time strategizing and facilitating solutions to our region’s biggest conservation challenges. But last week, they got out on the land and experienced work in our state’s forests up-close and personal.
After hiking through a small piece of our 48,000-acre Central Cascades forest, our trustees visited Jolly Mountain where a fire burned through last summer. With training from Washington Forest Manager Kyle Smith, trustees donned hard-hats, grabbed shovels and re-planted just a small portion of the burned area.
The experience left trustees energized to tackle the increasing threat of catastrophic fire and the work we can do to protect communities, livelihoods and natural resources. Check out photos from the day below!
Photos © Hannah Letinich
Last week, our Board of Trustees got out on the land and experienced work in our state’s forests up-close and personal.
Our forest management operations in the Central Cascades have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an independent nonprofit established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
Imagine waking up one morning and finding your neighborhood had been split in two, separated by a moat that is impossible for you to cross.
We just received fantastic news this week: The Arbor Day Foundation has fully funded our reforestation proposal in the Central Cascades.
Devastating fires continue to burn across our state. But we’ve now had our first look at roughly 1,800 acres of Nature Conservancy land that burned in the Jolly Mountain Fire
With fires raging across the state, our first concern right now is the safety of people, including our staff, community members and firefighters.
Learn how we are setting the stage for healthier forests and safer, more economically vibrant communities.
The cities of Pugetropolis are where balloons are born, and the lonely forests in the Central Cascades are where many meet their end.
Our forester Ryan Haugo says he can't "think of a more interesting ecosystem to study" than the Washington Central Cascades forests. Learn more about Ryan and the work he's doing for forest health and resiliency