Through Managing Marketing and Production Risks for Small
Forest Producers in San Juan County, WA, NNRG provided training and tools
to more than 125 forest producers. NNRG engaged with and connected forest
producers, wood products users, and local practitioners; hosted four
workshops; completed 28 site visits; and raised awareness of more than 200
producers about ecological forestry and wood products markets in the San Juans.
This project resulted in 36 producers indicating they have a better
understanding of how to manage a timber sale and 27 producers indicating they
will implement harvest and management activities within five years.
Juans producers face many challenges, utmost of these: overstocking and a dry climate equating to increased susceptibility to insects, diseases, and catastrophic fire;
isolated geography and high production costs; and many stands with limited merchantable material. This project provided
producers with information and tools to address challenges and implement beneficial