In 2014, an analysis of Eastern Washington Forests done in collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the US Forest Service, identified 2.7 million acres of forestland in urgent need of restoration. That same year, Plum Creek Timber Co. put about 49,000 acres up for sale near Roslyn, WA, sparking TNC and a group of anonymous donors to form the Central Cascades Forest, LLC to purchase and manage the land. It was a great opportunity to address the regions’ critical forestland restoration issue on a local scale. Since then, over 1,200 acres of forest have undergone restoration much of which has occurred on Cle Elum Ridge.
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