The Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative launched the Manastash-Taneum Resilient Landscape Restoration Project (MTRL-RP) as a flagship effort to demonstrate cross-ownership, integrated terrestrial and aquatic landscape scale ecosystem restoration that benefit people and nature.
Restoration projects will seek to balance ecological objectives with economic viability, produce commercial timber products where possible and maintain a diversity of sustainable recreational opportunities.
Following the Okanogan-Wenatchee Restoration Strategy, a landscape evaluation was completed in early 2015 followed by a series of land manager workshops and field tours to discuss priority areas based on the evaluation and the aquatic and terrestrial objectives agreed to by partners at the onset of planning. Based on additional analysis and feedback from partners, an updated publication was released in May 2016 “Manastash-Taneum Resilient Landscape Project: Landscape Evaluations and Prescriptions”. In the spring of 2016, National Public Radio goes into the woods with foresters who are learning a new technique for designing timber sales in the Manastash-Taneum. [LINK DOESN’t WORK ANYMORE]