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Chehalis Basin Partnership Meeting
October 28, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The topic this month will be small-scale forestry.
Elaine Oneil, PhD, of the Washington Farm Forestry Association will speak to opportunities and challenges for small forest landowners in the Chehalis Basin.
Julie Sackett from the Department of Natural Resources will speak to a new opportunity for the basin: creating a landscape scale forest stewardship master plan for small forest landowners in the Chehalis Basin.
Details on Julie’s presentation: Plan outcomes will: Provide targeted technical assistance and incentives to landowners to retain forest cover, minimize development footprints, implement best management practices to restore or enhance their properties, maximize wood fiber production, enhance and restore fish and wildlife habitat and protect water quality; Use the plan to guide landowner education and serve as a template for individual Forest Stewardship Plans.