The A to Z pilot project is the result of years of collaborative work among elected officials, federal agencies, environmental groups, tribes, the timber industry and community groups. Through a unique partnership that has attracted national attention, the United Stated Forest Service and private industry have teamed up to thin and restore 54,000 acres of the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest. The 10-year A to Z sale includes selective logging, controlled burns, stream restoration and road maintenance work. Some of the logs will be turned into lumber at Vaagen Brothers’ Washington sawmills and other logs will be chipped and burned for wood-fired electricity. During this interactive workshop, hear from the leaders who turned this vision into a reality. Lunch will be provided.
ConferenceThe NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents. Each year the conference provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with federal, state and regional policymakers, participate in educational sessions and take home tools to address challenges. All conference activities (with the exception of off-site evening receptions and mobile tours) are taking place at The Davenport Grand Hotel.
Mobile Workshop: Visit the A to Z Forestry Project in the Colville National Forest (Pre-Registration Required) is a part of 2019 WIR Conference.223026