Partnership for Rural King County (PRKC) and Stewardship in Action (SiA) are approaching completion of the Patterson/Raging Focused Stewardship project. Below is a “clickable/zoomable” map that lists the status of each land parcel, as of August 27, 2011. A lot of farms and forests have benefited from planting, restoration and other productive land practices AND hundreds of landowners have had the opportunity to get expert advice from local resource professionals!
Partnership for Rural King County (PRKC at prkc.org), working with EPA and King County, is wrapping-up a two year effort to reach rural landowners who are interested in pursuing stewardship projects on their lands. The project has provided technical assistance to help complete stewardship plans as well as provided cost sharing for completing stewardship projects. Below are three maps that highlight the project area and some of the accomplishments. The first map below shows the project area within the Patterson Creek and the Raging River basins: The next map indicates the specific areas (green icons) where forest stewardship plans and projects were accomplished: The last map shows the areas (yellow icons) where farm plans and projects have been completed:
Partnership for Rural King County (PRKC) is completing a joint venture with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and King County to connect rural landowners in two rural watersheds (map below) with stewardship advice and funding sources to complete needed stewardship projects on their land. Over one thousand landowners in the two basins have been contacted, resulting in hundreds of farm and forest owners being connected with the stewardship assistance that they have requested. All in all, a winner for rural landowners in King County. You can find out more at prkc.org.
Over the Summer and Fall of 2010, Cascadia assisted in the preparation of a Forest Stewardship Plan for Ueland Tree Farm in Kitsap County near Bremerton, Washington. Cascadia provided spatial data analysis, mapping and editing services for this project. The plan was ultimately certified by the Forest Stewardship Council which defines the gold standard in forest stewardship. Ueland Tree Farm is commended for their long term vision for forest sustainability.