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By assisting the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and other agencies in bringing a balanced approaches to timber, wild ecosystems and recreation, the Panhandle Forest Collaborative (PFC) helps to contribute to sustainable social, environmental and economic viability within the region.
The Panhandle Forest Collaborative focuses on issues on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, primarily within the Sandpoint, Priest Lake and portions of the Coeur d’Alene Ranger Districts, with the goals of reducing litigation, promoting sustainable operations, enhancing travel and recreation opportunities, maintaining infrastructure for timber, ranching and recreation, and conserving native ecosystems.
By building communication and connectivity between on-going local community efforts and the county, state and federal agencies, the PFC works as a group to provide consensus recommendations on projects and forest plans which address the collaborative's shared goals.
The PFC meets on the third Wednesday of every other month. During the COVID pandemic meetings will be held virtually. Contact the PFC's facilitator (below) to receive updates and meeting agendas.
Panhandle Forest Collaborative Protocols (Updated January 2018)
Recreation Committee Action Plan (Updated July 2021)
PFC Project Documents
Kaniksu Community Project
Kaniksu Winter Travel Plan
Ben Irey, Conservation Connect Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org