Path Construction and Repair
- If you arrive late, please register at Teanaway campground, and consult the project site map to join a crew at Teanaway, Indian, or 29 Pines campgrounds.
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants made of sturdy material
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes
- Gloves (provided)
- Hard hats for construction projects (provided)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Rain gear and/or sun protection
- Bug repellent
- Long sleeved shirt
- At least one full water bottle
- Small daypack for snacks/food as needed, extra layers, etc…
About the 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 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.