What is community collaboration?Working together to benefit the community.
We bring public and private landowners together under a shared vision for land management through a Community Planning Process that has become a national model for strengthening partnerships and learning from one another.
The Community Planning Process is challenging and can be slow, but it works. Because this process operated under agreed-upon goals for health and jobs, it ended decades of forest management gridlock, created jobs, and restored Wallowa County lands. This group continues to lead watershed scale assessments, direct on-the-ground work, and strengthen local knowledge.
We have completed projects on the Upper Joseph Creek Watershed and are now working on the Lower Joseph Creek Watershed. We have also begun a forest-wide collaborative to implement a large-scale collaborative forest management approach.
Download a pdf handout about our process.