National Forest Foundation

Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge Winner


Explore the winning projects that received funding in the Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge in FY16.

First Place

Sierra Institute

Crescent Mills Wood Utilization Campus proposed by Sierra Institute capitalizes on California’s unique energy markets and its abundant source of wood biomass. The Institute’s proposal calls for a three megawatt combined heat and power (CHP) energy facility powered by local, sustainably harvested wood, co-located with other wood-products businesses. The plant would be located in rural Plumas County, California, an area hit especially hard by downturns in the timber industry and with National Forests making up two-thirds of the County, much of them fire-prone. Click here to learn more.