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Outreach to Forest Landowners


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Outreach to Forest Landowners

RC&D partners with local groups to help forest landowners
 

Culvert installed as part of RC&D  boat launch project.

Black Lake Boat Launch

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Clallam and Jefferson Counties

Project Summary icon
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.

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NOP RC&D, Northwest Natural Resources Group, Clallam Conservation District, Jefferson County Conservation District, North Olympic Land Trust, Jefferson Land Trust, Shore Bank

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Outreach to forest landowners on the types of technical and financial resources available to help them manage their forests and keep them healthy.

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RC&D, EQIP, WHIP

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Partnership and focusing on outreach. Spreading the word about NRCS programs to new audiences.

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Several interested landowners and follow-up discussions.

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Clea Rome, Port Angeles, WA (360) 452-8994, ext. 105
 


NRCS, Fall 2009