About Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities

“Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men.”
Gifford Pinchot, forester and first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for active forest management throughout the West. Originally founded in 2013, it is supported by individuals and businesses who are passionate about improving the health of our forests and the future of our rural, forested communities.

We are a grassroots coalition that supports the need for active, sustainable forest management to improve and sustain forest health; restore jobs and economic opportunities in rural communities; and provide timber-based revenues to support essential public services. We support balanced policies that promote rural economic opportunity while also maintaining the many benefits we have come to expect from our forests, including recreation and diverse wildlife populations.  Our partners include local elected officials, business and labor groups, law enforcement, educators, tribes, sportsmen and outdoor groups, and more.

For more information on our program, please contact Nick Smith at [email protected]