The Chimacum Ridge Community Forest will be governed by a seven-member community volunteer Board of Managers and the day-to-day operations of the community forest will be managed by a full-time staff Forest Manager. In addition to the seven-member Board of Managers, three volunteer advisory groups will support the Board of Managers.
The Community Forest will be managed following a Comprehensive Management Plan approved by the Board of Managers. The Comprehensive Management Plan will include goals and objectives that are consistent with the conservation easement, and the mission, vision, and values described in the Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Strategic Vision Framework.
Members of these advisory groups will be recruited in late 2023 or early 2024.
Initially we plan to hold up to four 2-3 hour evening meetings each year for each advisory group. As needed, individual members of the advisory groups will be called upon to serve on a committee, contribute to aspects of forest management, help with on-site projects (e.g., conduct a bird census, refine a timber harvest plan, analyze and map forest stands).
We plan to create the advisory groups by late fall 2023. Advisory group members are approved by the Board of Managers, and membership in the advisory groups is voluntarily renewed annually.
Advisory Group members will be a resident of East Jefferson County and have: