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Forestry Coalition Story

In 2002 , management on the Colville National Forest was mired in gridlock and controversy. But things have changed, thanks in large part to the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition, an unusual alliance of timber companies, conservationists, business owners, and forestry professionals. Since 2002, the Coalition has been working together to find common ground and move our region forward with new solutions to forest management problems.  Today, the fighting in our forests is behind us, and work is getting done in the woods once again, proving that we can protect special places and protect timber jobs at the same time.