Jay McLaughlin

Economic Impacts of Mt. Adams Community Forest Featured in DNR Sponsored Case Study

Washington Department of Natural Resources recently released a case study featuring MARS (linked below) as part of a larger state commissioned effort to better understand the growing interest in community forests. The report seeks to quantify the economic impact of the Mt. Adams Community Forest, using data from contracts that we have let in recent …

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2018 Prescribed Burning Season is Nearly Here!

In the weeks ahead, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards will be working with partners from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct prescribed burns on the Mt. Adams Community Forest and Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Why? Check out this great public service announcement from our friends at the Washington Prescribed Fire Council: Restoring Healthy …

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Join us for our annual celebration and fundraiser, Stewardship and Community!

October 21st, rain or…well, it almost always rains on our parties. But the weather has yet to diminish the amazing amount of fun and goodwill experienced at past events. And with the line-up of great food (Pine Shed Ribs), brew (Double Mountain) and music (Greenneck Daredevils) we have in store, we’re expecting this year to …

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Summer Intern Gets Stewardship Exposure

James Baker joined MARS’ team this summer through an internship program at Whitman College.  James is a Trout Lake native and is studying Geology and Political Science at school.  During his internship, James is working on various projects including monitoring vegetation response to prescribed fire, as well as planning and implementation of climate adaptation treatments …

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Update on Efforts to Spark Innovative Products and Uses for Small Diameter Wood

In late 2016, in the interest of expanding on our past efforts to create local markets and innovative uses for small diameter and underutilized wood, MARS hired Michael Low to lead us in a new and exciting direction. Michael brought a diversified background as a successful entrepreneur with skills in timber framing, carpentry and biochar …

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Collaborating to Restore Fire’s Natural Role on the Mt. Adams Community Forest

The Washington Prescribed Fire Council recently posted an article detailing the experience of MARS working with partners – primarily the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) – to successfully implement a prescribed burn in the spring of 2016 on the Mt. Adams Community Forest. The burn was a landmark event for Mt. Adams Resource Stewards, as …

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Dr. Paul Hessberg and “Era of Megafires” presentation coming to Trout Lake!

Thursday, October 27th at 7pm, Trout Lake School  Please join Mt. Adams Resource Stewards and Underwood Conservation District in welcoming Dr. Paul Hessburg and a free presentation, “Era of Megafires”, to the area. While a relatively docile 2016 wildfire season dampens memories of the 2015 Cougar Creek Fire and other major fire events, it is …

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Horse Logging Demo on the Mt. Adams Community Forest followed by a Work Party

Saturday, October 8th 10AM to noon – Horse Logging Demo Mill Pond Tract of the Mt. Adams Community Forest Noon to 4PM – Work Party (for those that want to stick around!), free brew (the carbonated kind) to follow. Fall is upon us, and there’s no better place to connect with you than on the land we …

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