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About NNRG

This page contains information about NNRG's history, past accomplishments, current programs, and links to staff and board bios.


Founded as the Olympic Peninsula Foundation in 1992, NNRG began as a community based organization dedicated to economic and environmental vitality in one of the world's most unique ecosystems, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. In 1998, as part of expanding our work to include all of the Pacific Northwest, the organization was renamed the Northwest Natural Resource Group. For information on previous programs, please see Our Accomplishments and Innovations.



Current Programs

NNRG’s current priority is to support the growth of a profitable, sustainable, and environmentally sound timber industry incertified_lumber_oneill-pine Washington State, primarily through our Northwest Certified Forestry program for small landowners. NNRG has been a long-time advocate for Forest Stewardship Council(FSC®) certification in the Northwest and continues to work to make certification affordable, functional, and accessible to everyone participating in the forest products economy.  Our newest program, Watershed Innovation, focuses on providing access for small landowners to emerging markets for ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, water quality, and wildlife habitat and aggregating the positive impacts these landowners can have on a larger watershed scale.


You can help support NNRG’s work with a tax deductible donation. Please see our Make a Contribution page.

do you know?
How many acres of forestland and open space are lost every day in the US?
 60 acres/day
 600 acres/day
 6,000 acres/day
 60,000 acres/day

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