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Open House - Learn More About SWFC

April 24, 2018

 

The Southern Willamette Forest Collaborative is hosting an Open House Sunday May 6th, from 2:30 - 5:00 at Greenwaters Park Community Building. We invite you to take this opportunity to learn about our organization and the projects we are working on in the forest that surrounds you!

 

At our Open House you can learn more about:

  • How the Implementation Advisory Committee makes collaborative recommendations to the Forest Service for Stewardship Contract Projects that benefit forest health and contribute to local economies. Recommendations include the boundaries for local workforce area and restoration work such as trail maintenance, road maintenance, weed extraction, stream improvements, etc.

    Recent projects include the Rock and Burnt timber sales.

  • The next steps the Rigdon Collaboration Committee will take as the Rigdon Collaborative Landscape Project moves forward.

  • Biomass market opportunities for Oakridge, and how forest byproduct manufacturing could create jobs and boost local economy. 

  • How the Good Neighbor Authority partnership between the State of Oregon and the Forest Service can increase the pace, scale, and quality of restoration on federal lands, support local economies, and engage local communities through collaboration.

  • Community Wildfire Preparedness: What are the risks and preventative measures the Forest Service and our community is undertaking to mitigate the threat of wildfires?

Some of you may be wondering - What is a Forest Collaborative?

Over the last two decades there has been a new approach to public lands management, that approach requires collaboration as a means of problem solving. This approach works because it brings together a diverse group of stakeholders - small business owners, elected officials, recreation enthusiasts, environmentalists, timber industry workers, state and federal agency representatives. As a group the collaboration members develop recommendations to the Forest Service and other land management agencies to advance ecologically sound forest and watershed management that also benefits local communities and their economies!

 

 

48362 Highway 58, Suite A
Oakridge OR 97463

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