RC&D partners with local groups to help forest landowners
Black Lake Boat Launch
Clallam and Jefferson Counties
The North Olympic Peninsula, Resource Conservation & Development (NOP RC&D)
sponsored workshops in both Clallam and Jefferson counties that provided
information to landowners on topics such as estate planning and marketing of
environmental services. Attendees were introduced to organizations that provide
technical and financial resources for forest landowners, including NRCS, local
conservation districts, and regional land trusts. Jim Poffel, Resource
Conservationist in the NRCS Port Angeles field office, presented information on
how the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat
Incentives Program (WHIP) can help forest landowners manage for habitat and
overall forest health. The event also featured a presentation by Ian Hanna of
the Northwest Natural Resource Group on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
certification program and Northwest Neutral, a new program that connects forest
landowners with local business to buy and sell credible local carbon offsets.
The events were well attended and gave landowners an opportunity to ask
questions about NRCS programs, conservation easements and income opportunities
for small forest landowners.
NOP RC&D, Northwest Natural Resources Group, Clallam Conservation District,
Jefferson County Conservation District, North Olympic Land Trust, Jefferson Land
Trust, Shore Bank
Outreach to forest landowners on the types of technical and financial resources
available to help them manage their forests and keep them healthy.
RC&D, EQIP, WHIP
Partnership and focusing on outreach. Spreading the word about NRCS programs to
Several interested landowners and follow-up discussions.
Clea Rome, Port Angeles, WA (360) 452-8994, ext. 105