"We joined the WWNF Collaborative effort in support of Public Lands management as we understand collaboration is a process that contributes to problem solving around forest and natural resource issues. Collaboration is non-proprietary, and the member volunteers are an experienced and intelligent group representing diverse interests, which lead to and create longer lasting forest health solutions." - Ron and Darlene Rochna
Where We Work
The geographic focus of the Forest Collaborative is the Wallowa Whitman National Forest (WWNF), which encompasses 2,392,508 acres and crosses three states. In Oregon, the WWNF is bordered by the Umatilla and Malheur National Forests. The WWNF contains four ranger districts, one national recreation area, four wilderness areas, and ten Wild and Scenic Rivers.
How We Work
The WWFC provides the opportunity for meaningful local input early in the US Forest Service's forest management process. We meet monthly to discuss projects that are happening on the ground and help staff make the best decisions possible about how to manage our forest.
The Wallowa Whitman Forest Collaborative has prioritized two projects since 2012: