Our Forest Fund

A nonprofit organization

$1,200 raised by 8 donors

At Our Forest Fund, we believe that conserving the forests we already have is crucial in saving the ecosystem we call home. It’s everybody’s home, and our very lives depend upon it.

Our Forest Fund spearheaded the effort to purchase the timber rights to the remaining trees in the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park which would otherwise have been clearcut.

Through our work and the generosity & vision of donors like you, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe, several family foundations, and county & state officials, 756 acres of forest were saved in the 2022 tree campaign.  

The community was challenged to raise $500,000 of the $4.425 million required. Donors to the 2022 tree saving campaign not only met the challenge, but exceeded it and met it early. 

Now it is time to save the rest!

Our Forest Fund has inaugurated its second tree campaign  to save the remaining 1200 acres of trees in the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park (PGFHP) which are still at risk of clearcut (i.e. lime green area on map). We are aiming to raise $1 million dollars to start, double the initial amount for the first campaign.

It will take much more than $1 million to buy the timber rights to 1200 acres of trees, but it gets the ball rolling and demonstrates the unwavering support to conserve our forests.

Conserving Forest Is True Legacy

In this changing climate, the planet needs forests as never before. Now more than ever, we need to save every tree we can. Your gift will make a lasting difference to our environment, to wildlife, to the very air we breathe. It is the most enduring good most of us will ever do. Your donation will be actively making the climate better long into the future. The forests we save and the trees we plant will continue to cool the planet, clean the air and water, provide habitat for wildlife and enjoyment for the community, now and for centuries to come.

Please support Our Forest Fund’s mission to conserve forests in Kitsap County and promote ecological forest practices. 


Mission

The mission of Our Forest Fund is to save trees from clearcut type of harvest by acquiring timber rights, forested land and/or other forested assets, and conveying such rights to a legal entity that will hold and preserve the trees for the community in perpetuity.

Needs

Conserving forests in Kitsap County: Healthy forests, Happy wildlife!

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Our Forest Fund

Geography Served

Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, North Mason, Port Orchard/South Kitsap, Silverdale/Central Kitsap, Poulsbo/North Kitsap

Annual Revenue

$100,000 - $499,999

BIPOC Serving

African American/Black, Asian or Asian American, Hispanic, Latino or Latinx, Middle Eastern or North African, Native American or American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Multiracial

Categories

Environment

Address

fbo Our Forest Fund PO BOX 3670
SILVERDALE, WA 98383

Phone

360-698-3622

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