Community-owned Forest Press

"Bend leaders rally around community forest," New West
Drive west from Bend on U.S. Highway 20 and marvel at the natural beauty. Snow-capped mountains dominate the horizon. The ruggedness of the Cascades - with 10,000 foot peaks and brilliant snowfalls - often tend to steal the show. ...more>>

"Partners Ensure Sustainable Forestry on More Than 6,200 acres in Lake County," The Nature Conservancy Website
More than 6,200 acres north of Silver Bay in Lake County, Minnesota, will be conserved for forest production, public access and wildlife habitat. The agreement ensures that the forestland will continue to be harvested sustainably, providing jobs for the local community and wood supply to the mills. ...more>>

"Swan Valley adds protected land," The Missoulian
The effort to preserve fisheries and wildlife habitat in the Swan Valley took another big step Monday, when several groups announced 1,761 acres of Plum Creek Timber Co. land had been protected. ...more>>

"DOI awards $2.699 million grant to Blackfoot ChallengePosted on Sept. 26," The Missoulian
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of the Interior this week awarded a Habitat Conservation Plan grant to the Blackfoot Challenge of Montana for conservation easement acquisition. ...more>>

"Groups tell Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne how cooperation is preserving the Blackfoot River watershed," The Missoulian
OVANDO - Blackfoot Valley rancher Jim Stone never was much interested in fish. Growing up on the family ranch, there were always cows to feed, hay to cut and fences to repair. There just wasn't any time to think about fish. ...more>>