Imagine a forest where our shared vision grows. A forest that benefits the community in many ways – where wildlife thrives, people play, and businesses flourish. This is the vision for Chimacum Ridge Community Forest.
Chimacum Ridge is an 850+-acre forested ridge that rises between Center and Beaver Valleys, right in the heart of Chimacum. It is perfectly located to be a hub for public trails, outdoor education, and sustainably run forest businesses that allow a healthy forest to grow, supporting local wildlife and keeping water clean in the Chimacum Creek aquifer below.
Jefferson Land Trust and over a dozen project partners are actively working toward the vision of establishing a locally-managed community forest at Chimacum Ridge. As a community forest, we envision managing the land for multiple community benefits. Selective ecological timber harvest would bring in revenue, protect water quality, wildlife habitat and the environment. We envision this land providing business opportunities, outdoor classrooms for local school groups, and recreational access and trail connectivity to the community below.
Together, we have already passed a number of important project milestones along the way! For a status update and Chimacum Ridge project milestones, click here.
Interested in the Chimacum Ridge Community Forest project? Whether you want to be included in one of our occasional property tours, or you have a question for us, we would love to hear from you.