Our forests evolved with disturbance such as fire, which maintains diversity and favors trees like Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, and Western Larch. Past management practices, such as overstory logging and fire suppression, have altered natural forest variation. Today, dense stands of Grand Fir increase the risk of frequent and intense wildfire. By combining prescribed burns and tree thinning/harvesting, we can improve our forestland and local economy.
We are designing and implementing fuels reduction projects that strengthen our local workforce and emerging biomass economy. In 2012 we completed a project with the USFS that mechanically treated 393 acres and delivered over 450 tons to local biomass production facilities.
We can provide cost share assistance and project management services to landowners interested in their forestland's health. To learn more, contact us.