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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The Journey of a 1000 Miles

Just as the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, the journey to a healthy and resilient landscape begins with a single acre. In a time when land ownership is converted and fragmented at rapid rates, forest lands give way to an ever expanding wildland urban interface and once contiguous landscapes spanning thousands of acres are subdivided into small forest ownerships and non-industrial forest parcels. (Photo sequence: MARS Stewardship Crew blacklining in preparation for an Rx Burn)

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MARS Monitoring Report: Bobcats (Lynx rufus)

While on a bit of a walkabout in Glenwood, we encountered this handsome being. Although I am not certain, my guess is that this is a female bobcat based on its size. Bobcats are moderately common, although not commonly seen, in this region. IUCN Red List categorizes them as a species of Least Concern, which is not to say that we should not respect and care for their well-being, but their populations are stable.            

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800 Acres Added to the Mt. Adams Community Forest!

In recent weeks, MARS wrapped up its largest community forest purchase yet, successfully concluding over two years of work with the seller to bring about an outcome for the property that will continue its legacy for forestry, wildlife habitat and public access. The property, known as the South Conboy Tract, is located along the BZ-Glenwood Highway and is comprised of two distinct parcels dominated by north facing slopes that had experienced significant timber harvest in recent years. MARS will be

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Mt. Adams Resource Stewards
P.O. Box 152
139 Draper Springs Rd
Glenwood, WA 98619