National Forest Foundation

Panhandle Forest Collaborative

Panhandle Forest Collaborative

VISION

By assisting the agencies to bring balanced approaches to timber, wild ecosystems and recreation, the Panhandle Forest Collaborative (PFC) will help to contribute to sustainable social, environmental and economic viability within our region.

PANHANDLE FOREST COLLABORATIVE PROPOSED APPROACH

The Panhandle Forest Collaborative will focus 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 county, state and federal agencies, we will work as a group to provide consensus recommendations for project and forest plans which address our goals.

MEET THE FOREST COLLABORATIVE

  • John Finney, Motorized Recreation Representative
  • Travis Icardo, Hunting Representative
  • Liz Johnson-Gebhardt, Conservation Representative
  • Mike Petersen, Conservation Representative
  • Brad Smith, Conservation Representative


    Meetings and Documents

    The PFC meets on the third Wednesday of every other month from 12:30PM-4:00 PM at the Bonner Country Administration Building in Sandpoint, ID unless stated otherwise.

    Panhandle Forest Collaborative Protocols (Updated January 2018)

    Current Projects

    US Forest Service's Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. General planning information for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest can be found here.

    News & Press

    OTHER COLLABORATIVE GROUPS AND RESOURCES IN THE AREA:

    Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership

    Kootenai Valley Restoration Initiative

    For more info about the PFC or to join the mailing list, please contact