Promoting sustainable connections between the land and local communities

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Mt Adams Community Forest
Mt. Adams Community Forest
In 2011, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards established Washington’s first non-profit owned, working community forest. The Mt. Adams Community Forest Project strives to permanently protect high community and conservation value forests critical to the quality of life in this region.
Land and Resource Stewardship
Land and Resource Stewardship
Connecting the natural splendor of the Mt. Adams region with people that care for it is central to initiatives that include the Mt. Adams Community Forest, public lands collaboration, and stewardship support services for public and private land managers.
Community Development
Community Development
We believe that stewardship extends beyond just our natural resources and into the communities we call home. Our partnerships with area schools and community groups invest in a more vibrant future for rural communities of the Mt. Adams region.
Economic Development
Economic Development
We’ve helped bolster local communities and land stewardship by developing new markets for low value wood, providing businesses and land owners access to training and contracts, building the Forest Stewardship Network, and supporting efforts to bring broadband to the region.
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Celebrate the Mt. Adams Region with an entry in our first photo contest!

Join us in celebrating the South Mount Adams Region.  This diverse region in the shadow of Mt. Adams is rich in wildlife, plants, scenery, and culture.  Help MARS by sending in your best photos highlighting the beauty, diversity, and traditions of this unique and special place. Entries are due by September 9th, 2022. Cash prizes! Click on the link for additional information and rules. Photo credit: Dave Ryan

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The White-headed Woodpeckers of the Mt. Adams Community Forest

By Dave Ryan As the Monitoring and Outreach Coordinator for Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS), I was recently revisiting some plots in the Pine Flats section of the Mt. Adams Community Forest.  These particular stands consist almost entirely of uneven-aged ponderosa pine.  MARS conducted a variable density thin on these stands in the summer of 2017.  A prescribed burn was conducted in the spring of 2018. These actions were taken to reduce overstocking, increase stand health, reduce fire hazard risk,

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MARS Featured on Life With Fire Podcast

MARS Stewardship Crew Lead, Lucas King, recently turned some of his colleagues with the organization onto a great podcast, Life With Fire, created and hosted by Amanda Monthei. A quick scan of past episodes shows the breadth of Amanda’s work relative to wildfire and prescribed fire-related topics. They are all well worth listening to! Lucas then connected Amanda with MARS Director, Jay McLaughlin, to share the story of Mt. Adams Resource Stewards’ work around community forests, the stewardship crew, efforts

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Mt. Adams Resource Stewards
P.O. Box 152
316 E Main St
Glenwood, WA 98619