Forest Land Preservation grants help improve opportunities for forest management activity and improve the long-term growth and harvest of timber. These projects help protect many different kinds of forests, including, but not limited to, large-scale industrial forests, small private landowner forests, community forests, and tribally – or publicly-owned and managed forests.
This month’s featured project is Mount Adams Community Forest. The Mount Adams Resource Stewards used this grant to purchase about 194 acres of community forest along Outlet Creek on the ancestral land of the Qwû’lh-hwai-pûm (Klickitat), Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people. The property adds to the existing Mount Adams Community Forest located in Klickitat County, Washington. This property provides outdoor recreational opportunities, although the primary purpose is a working community forest.