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2018 Spring Burn on Mt. Adams Community Forest a Success

In May of 2018, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards worked with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other supporting agencies to successfully implement a cross-boundary prescribed burn on the Pine Flats Tract of the Mt. Adams Community Forest and adjacent Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge lands. The undertaking marked the third consecutive year that MARS …

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Stewardship Crew Expands Reach of our Work

New for 2018 is the addition of a four person stewardship crew that builds on Mt. Adams Resource Stewards’ interest in increasing our ability to positively impact the region’s forests and natural systems while creating meaningful employment opportunities. Project Lead, Emily Long, began with MARS last October, expanding on initial efforts to assess the viability …

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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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Incorporating Climate Adaptation Into Landscape Management & Restoration

Thanks to a major investment from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Climate Adaptation Fund, MARS began to incorporate climate adaptation and resiliency considerations into our project work beginning in late 2015. While for years our work had involved upland forest restoration and stewardship treatments, the exciting thread that climate adaptation thinking brought to our work was …

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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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