Here are resources for forest owners, land managers, wood buyers, and others interested in advancing ecological forestry:

  • EQIP cost share – The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is cost-share funding resource for woodland owners. The program provides payments to landowners to support new management plans and a host of conservation practices such as fuels reduction, pre-commercial thinning, and replanting.
  • RCPP Funding – The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) can provide forest land owners with an initial carbon assessment and a carbon inventory, which measures how much carbon your forest is storing. The program is completely voluntary and the information is prepared specifically for your land and can help you plan the future of your forest.
  • Template plans – NNRG has prepared a range of template Forest Stewardship plans for landowners interested in understanding their range of management plan options or assembling a plan for their property.
  • Monitoring and inventory tools – These tools include forest inventory worksheets, biodiversity assessments for different habitat types, and a carbon inventory calculator.
  • For Forest Stewardship Council®-certified wood buyers – NNRG publishes a list of FSC®-certified landowners, as well as a summary of specifications of common wood products produced and sold by members of our Northwest Certified Forestry program.
  • Northwest Neutral – Learn more about NNRG’s forest carbon offset program

 

In addition to these pages, the following is a list of other useful links:

Resources for WA and OR Landowners

  1. WSU Forestry Extension Publications
  2. Oregon’s Know Your Forest site for woodland owners
  3. WA DNR Small Forest Landowner Office
  4. WSU Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
  5. WSU Extension Forest Stewardship University
  6. WSU Extension Silviculture for Family Forests

 

Tax Information

  1. National Timber Tax Website
  2. Federal Income Tax on Timber – FAQs
  3. Washington Department of Revenue Forest Tax Information
  4. Oregon Department of Revenue Forest Tax Information

 

Washington Funding Programs

  1. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
  2. Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
  3. Conservation Stewardship Program
  4. Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
  5. Family Forest Fish Passage Program
  6. Forestry Riparian Easement Program
  7. WA Firewise Grants – Contact Washington’s Firewise Liaison for more information: Sarah Foster @ (360) 902 1704 or sarah.foster@dnr.wa.gov
  8. Eastern Washington Cost-Share ProgramDEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30,2015! APPLY NOW
  9. King Conservation District Landowner Incentives Program
  10. Underwood Conservation District Cost-Share Program
  11. Other conservation districts: Please call your local conservation district and ask them about possible cost-share programs for landowners. There are many smaller programs offered within the county or conservation district that aren’t well-advertised. Call today and see what opportunities are available to you! Visit the WA Conservation District Directory to find out who to call.

Oregon Funding Programs

  1. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
  2. Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
  3. Conservation Stewardship Program
  4. Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
  5. Family Forest Fish Passage Program
  6. Forestry Riparian Easement Program
  7. Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Grant Programs
  8. Access & Habitat Grant Program
  9. Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Management Program
  10. ODF Slash Treatment Grants 
  11. Benton Soil & Water Conservation Incentive Program
  12. Other conservation districts: Please call your local conservation district and ask them about possible cost-share programs for landowners. There are many smaller programs offered within the county or conservation district that aren’t well-advertised. Call today and see what opportunities are available to you! Visit the OR Conservation District Directory to find out who to call.

On-line mapping and planning tools

  1. Forest Planner
  2. Seedlot Selection Tool
  3. King County Forestry Preparedness and Response
  4. My Land Plan

 

Green Building Resources

  1. Cascadia Region Green Building Council
  2. Living Building Challenge
  3. U.S. Green Building Council
  4. Earth Advantage Institute
  5. Northwest Ecobuilding Guild
  6. The Bullitt Center 
  7. Built Green

 

Some books from our reading list

  1. Jon R. Luoma  The Hidden Forest: The Biography of an Ecosystem – 1999
  2. William Dietrich  The Final Forest: Big Trees, Forks, and the Pacific Northwest  – 2010 updated edition

 

Want more?

Take a look at our Funding Your Forest series to obtain an even more comprehensive collection of resources organized by conservation objective.