A view of Chimacum Ridge is seen from a Beaver Valley farm. (Robert Tognoli)

A view of Chimacum Ridge is seen from a Beaver Valley farm. (Robert Tognoli)

Jefferson Land Trust seeks board members

Volunteers to oversee community forest

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Land Trust’s board is seeking three community members to serve on the new seven-member, volunteer Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Board of Managers.

The deadline to apply is midnight, Friday, June 9.

Residents of East Jefferson County with enthusiasm for the land trust’s mission, a deep knowledge of the local community and a strong interest in community forests are encouraged to apply.

The Community Forest Board of Managers will oversee the establishment and operation of Chimacum Ridge Community Forest following the purchase of the Chimacum Ridge Forest property by Jefferson Land Trust before the end of 2023.

Anyone interested in serving on the Community Forest Board of Managers must make a minimum two-year commitment to the role, with significant monthly/yearly time requirements.

To be considered for the role, community members should have skills and experience directly related to the management and development of the community forest, as well as good leadership, listening, engagement and strategic thinking skills.

Interested candidates also should be committed to the Land Trust’s diversity, equity, inclusion and justice principles, and able to engage with the public and synthesize feedback from members of three forest advisory groups, which will be formed in fall 2023.

Information about the Board of Managers and applying to serve as a volunteer on the Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Board of Managers can be found at www.saveland.org/community-forest-board.

To learn more about the governance model for Chimacum Ridge Community Forest, visit www.saveland.org/community-forest-governance.

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