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Forestry for Resiliency and Perpetuity in Chimacum – Guild Gathering
September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us for a 1/2-day tour of two Chimacum Ridge properties, and an optional social gathering afterwards until 7 p.m. Some of the questions we’ll be considering during our tour:
- Foresters manage and plan with a long-term perspective. But how can “forestry that is ecologically, economically, and socially responsible,” as in the Guild’s vision, be assured in perpetuity, in conditions that we cannot foresee now, even if or when, the property changes hands?
- In managing a forest, how do we balance values and priorities that sometimes conflict as we work to maximize the ‘triple bottom line’?
- What are some tools that can help make that balance financially viable?
We will tour two adjacent properties in the rain shadow of the Olympics: an 853-acre working forest protected in perpetuity by two conservation easements, and a 65-acre forest recently acquired by Jefferson Land Trust as a community forest. View some management approaches and challenges on the ground, and share with us other management possibilities that you see or have experience with too.
These two second-growth properties are undergoing management transition: one from planting and industrial clearcutting, and the other from natural regeneration with very little active management. In addition to Land Trust folks, we will be joined by local foresters and an economic development consultant, finishing up with an opportunity to socialize and experience tangential benefits of collaborative land protection: tasty local food and drink at Finnriver cidery from 5–7 p.m.
Jefferson Land Trust’s mission is “Helping the community preserve open space, working lands and habitat forever” and we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary. We’d like to share what we have learned in those years of protecting land in perpetuity, and we want to hear about your experiences as we continue to learn from each other– we’re all in this together!
Did you know that we have a local Quimper dragon? Come learn more…