Last year, as part of a selective timber harvest at Valley View Forest, Jefferson Land Trust offered a harvested tree, free of charge, to 16 local nonprofit, education, community, and Tribal partners to use in support of their missions. One of these partners was the SplinterGroup, who have been putting on the popular Port Townsend […]
Join us for a photographic journey through Valley View Forest’s recent selective harvest. Volunteers, foresters, community stakeholders and partners all collaborated to make our pilot harvest a success. With this pilot selective harvest, we were excited to see how our vision of a working community forest on Valley View and eventually Chimacum Ridge may come […]
This week, Jefferson Land Trust began a selective timber harvest at Valley View Forest, a Land Trust-protected working forest in Chimacum. Valley View Forest is a pilot of community forestry: that is, a forest that’s managed for the “triple bottom line” of providing economic, ecological, and community benefits as identified by the local community. Valley […]
The Washington state 2021-2023 state capital budget recently approved by Governor Jay Inslee includes $16.3 million for a new Community Forests Program administered by the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). In 2020, our conservation team applied for a $3 million grant from this new program to help us acquire the 853-acre Chimacum Ridge Forest […]
Cody Wayland likes working with wood that has a story to tell. That’s why he, as the owner of Wayland Constructive, a creative full-circle woodworking shop with its own sawmill, is excited about Jefferson Land Trust’s vision to purchase the forested ridge above Chimacum in 2023 and transform it into a community forest that works […]
Imagine local wood production as powerful for our community as the local food movement is. You’ve heard of “slow food.” Now there’s a buzz about “slow wood,” because forests are crucial to community wellness, economy, culture, and landscape. And we have new opportunities to manage them to provide maximum benefits for community health.