Description of Columbia Land Trust's Forest Initiative
Forests are integral to the Pacific Northwest way of life, and a priority for Columbia Land Trust.
In addition to being home to indigenous plants and animals,
forests offer natural beauty that draws visitors from around the world. Sustainable
working forests provide much-needed jobs and renewable resources critical to
the prosperity of local communities. Our forests are also essential to carbon sequestration —important
in the fight against climate change—which benefits the entire planet.
Yet every day, acres of Pacific Northwest forestland are lost to unsustainable logging, housing developments, roads and other uses that extract resources and harm the land. Our region must address its growing population with responsible development that protects critical forest habitat while fueling local jobs and economies.
Learn how you can help save our region’s forests.
Learn about the forests we’re conserving in your area.