Teanaway Fencing and Campground Improvement
Thank you for joining us in the Teanaway this Fall! After our successful event in May, we're retracing our steps to lay down the cattle-exclusion fencing before heavy snow sets in. Come help us keep the Teanaway a working forest!
Community Forests are working landscapes where communities partner with land managers to preserve the forest and uses they love. The Teanaway Community Forest demonstrates how conservation, sustainable forestry and community partnership goals can be achieved. This beautiful 50,241-acre landscape lies at the headwaters of the Yakima Basin watershed. The state purchased the land in 2013 with funding provided by the Legislature and established Washington's first state-owned community forest. The forest contains nearly 400 miles of free-flowing streams and prime habitat for fish and wildlife. It has a history of grazing and timber harvests and offers unique recreation opportunities.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is collaboratively managing the Teanaway Community Forest with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with significant public input from a community-based advisory committee. The collaborative has developed the Teanaway Community Forest Management Plan and recently completed a Recreation Plan. Community engagement is needed to help meet the goals of these plans! Join DNR and their partners to restore the landscape and maintain recreation amenities for everyone to enjoy.
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
- Rain gear
- Big sack lunch
- Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
- Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.