Community forests

Ryan Creek is a tributary of the Humboldt Bay, a coastal lagoon on California's rugged North Coast.

Money might grow on trees, after all.

In Barre Town, Vermont, a new study shows how creating a community forest could help boost the local economy.

The Town of Albany worked with The Trust for Public Land to create a 300-acre town forest on the eastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Protecting the land from development preserves the backdrop of part of the scenic Kancamagus... Read more

Deep in the far northwest corner of Montana near the City of Troy sits 28,000 acres containing some of the state's best fisheries and wildlife habitat, and a highly productive working forest—the city's primary sustenance through the 20th century.

Established in 1955, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies.

In order to achieve the full potential of Community Forests, a strong infrastructure of support is needed for communities that want to own and manage forestland. This report offers an assessment of community needs, the needs of supporting institutions, the... Read more

The Trust for Public Land, the Northern Forest Center, and the Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment have created the Community Forest Collaborative to marshal resources to expand... Read more

The Swan Valley is a natural masterpiece of glacier-capped peaks,
crystal clear lakes, lush meadows, and productive forestlands. Located
between the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountain Wilderness Areas, the Swan

Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge was one of the largest unprotected properties remaining... Read more

Over 100 years ago, Millstone Hill was the site of more than 75 small independent quarry operations that fostered the town of Barre’s growth and prosperity in the 19th century. Virtually every square foot of Millstone Hill was cleared and quarried.