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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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Returning Fire to the Land – A First on the Mt. Adams Community Forest

There is broad scientific consensus today that fire-phobic policies dating to the early 1900’s guiding land managers to aggressively extinguish wildfires created as many future problems as they protected lives and property at that time. The problem, as we now understand it, is that not all wildfires are equal. In fact, tribal inhabitants of many …

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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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Mt. Adams Community Forest Contributes to Biomass Study Effort

The Mt. Adams Community Forest has been abuzz with activity of late. Some of it has been expected. And some activity, like that initiated by a call that came into the Mt. Adams Resource Stewards’ office in March, took us by surprise. A major biomass research initiative led by Humboldt State University in northern California and …

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