Communities For Healthy Forests
a non-profit, was founded to inform the public and policy makers with facts supporting the need to restore forest lands after catastrophic fires.
This non-profit was started by a group of leading citizens of Roseburg, Oregon, after they participated in a Chamber forestry tour and found that their surrounding federal forests lands which had been severely burned by forest fires were not being restored. They saw significant erosion, dead trees falling and boulders across roads. The worst part was fires in some parts burned these lands a second time and caused more severe damage.
It was decided that their forests should be restored to be enjoyed for future generations.
This group represents rural communities, ( not politically polarized interest groups). Local participants include Cow Creek Tribes, Unions, private business owners, banks,education, utilities, individuals, and community agencies. CHF has been funded by local business, utilities, tribes, and several counties, including Douglas County.