Small forest landowners in the northwest are facing increasing challenges to keeping their lands in forest use and contributing to the rural economy. Real-estate pressures, complex changing regulations and poor markets for commodity timber cause many landowners to sell/develop their land, permanently removing it from forestry and its economic/environmental benefits. This project, building on our past RME workshops in Washington, brought five workshops (3 introductory, 2 implementation focused) to 50+ small landowners in southwest Oregon. These increased understanding of sustainable management, markets for local, certified wood products, cost-share programs, small-scale manufacturing, and ecosystem services. Workshops allowed landowners to take advantage of current/emerging markets for certified wood products, thereby decreasing the risk of operations based solely on commodity timber. NNRG also provided individual follow-up consultations to landowners to assist in implementation of income diversification strategies and enroll in federal cost-share programs. NNRG also developed an online resource library and held our first two webinars during this project.
Number of Participants: 100
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