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MARS’ Business Concept Earns 2nd Prize in National Business Plan Competition

A team featuring MARS’ Program Manager Nate Ulrich and Ben Hayes of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation recently took home second place in the National Forest Foundation’s Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge! The competition called for business plans that can help the US Forest Service achieve its restoration objectives on national forest lands. The team’s entry, “Klickitat Community Forest Products,” laid …

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Trout Lake Students Use Community Forest for Orienteering Training

MARS Board Chair Jim White wrote a great report about how some community members have been using the Mt. Adams Community Forest. Read on to learn more. Thanks Jim! “Mt. Adams Resource Steward’s Pine Flats property has already seen plenty of activity. We thinned much of the property in early 2015, erected a nice identification …

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MARS’ Forest Stewardship Network is growing!

In early August our online forest contractor directory the Forest Stewardship Network, will be receiving several significant upgrades. The development team at The Gorge Project has been working on improvements including a simplified interface, improved search function, and faster operating speeds. Most significant, though, the site will be expanding from its current eastern Washington focus to include all …

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Supporting our friends at Cascade Mountain School

Are you looking for an outdoor education opportunity this summer? Cascade Mountain School is an outdoor science program for middle and high school students based out of the Columbia River Gorge near Hood River, Oregon and Trout Lake, Washington.  The summer science school offers seven- to 14-day courses where the outdoors serve as the classroom for students as …

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Pine Flats thinning demonstrates potential of community forest model

Earlier this month MARS finished up thinning work on over 150 acres of the new Pine Flats tract of the Mt. Adams Community Forest. The job stretched across the southern half of the property and generated six jobs for the five week duration of the project. The prescription, developed by MARS Director Jay McLaughlin and Board Chair …

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Welcome to MARS

Welcome to the new Mt. Adams Resource Stewards Website! This site has been a long time in the works. Here you will find up-to-date information about Mt. Adams Resource Stewards’ programs and projects, as well as the latest ideas and happenings regarding our efforts to revitalize rural communities through stewardship of our natural resources. This …

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