The Forest Collaborative, established in June 2012, is comprised of more than 40 organizations and individuals passionate about working together on large scale management efforts. They engage in landscape-scale analysis and support the USFS' restoration and job creation efforts on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
The geographic focus of the Forest Collaborative is the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (WWNF), which encompasses 2,392,508 acres and crosses three states. In Oregon, the WWNF is bordered by the Umatilla and Malheur National Forests. Forest elevation varies from 9,945 to 875 feet.
The WWNF contians four ranger districts, one national recreation area, four wilderness areas, and ten Wild and Scenic Rivers. WWNF land area in square miles per county: Union county – 2,037, Baker County – 3,068, Wallowa County 3,146.
To improve the social, economic, and ecological resiliency of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and local communities through collaboration by a diverse group of stakeholders.
When stakeholders agreed to form the new Forest Collaborative, they approved the creation of an Operations Group to plan and manage the Collaborative between meetings. These are the members of the Operations Group:
Nick Myatt of ODFW was originally part of this group but stepped down due to scheduling conflicts. He remains a participant in the full Collaborative. Patrick Shannon assumed the position previously held by Maia Enzer of Sustainable Northwest.
March 26, 2014 Meeting Notes
February 24, 2014 Meeting Notes
January 22, 2014 Meeting Notes
December 17, 2013 Meeting Notes
September 25, 2013 Meeting Notes
August 28, 2013 Lower Joseph Field Trip Notes
July 24, 2013 East Face Field Trip Notes
June 26, 2013 Meeting Notes
May 22, 2013 Meeting Notes
April 24, 2013 Meeting Notes
March 27, 2013 Meeting Notes
March 5, 2013 Meeting Notes
January 23, 2013 Meeting Notes
October 25, 2012 Meeting Notes
September 26, 2012 Meeting Notes
June 7, 2012 Meeting Notes
September 26, 2012 Field Trip Notes - Lower Joseph Creek
July 24, 2013 Field Trip Notes - East Face Project
Operations Principles January 24 2013
Operations Principles with June 2013 Signatures
Lower Joe Prelim Forest Recon Results and Next Steps - June 2013
Forest, Fire, and Fuels Recommendations
Forest Condition Assesment - April 2012
Stand Assessment Methodology
Stand Modeling Description
Historic Harvest Activities 1975-2004
Preliminary Purpose and Need Statement (May 2014)
General Overview of Project Area (Part 1)
General Overview of Project Area (Part 2)
USFS Web Site - Eastside Restoration Strategy
Federal Forestlands Advisory Committee - Implementation Work Group
Ecosystem Workforce Program - Map of Oregon Collaborative
For more information, contact Nils Christoffersen.