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
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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.
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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
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