The Community Forests Program Advisory Committee evaluates grant proposals for the Community Forests Program.

The grants give communities a way to preserve their working forest heritage.

Committee Members

Nonprofit and Land Trust Members

  • Cathy Baker, The Nature Conservancy
  • Nick Norton, Washington Association of Land Trusts
  • David Patton, The Trust for Public Land

Forest Industry and Other Organization Members

  • Jason Callahan, Washington Forest Protection Association
  • Matt Comisky, American Forest Resource Council
  • Kaola Swanson, Northwest Community Forest Coalition
  • Tom Tuchmann, US Forest Capital

Tribal, Local, and State Agency Members

  • Andrea Martin, Department of Natural Resources
  • Phil Rigdon, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
  • Ray Entz, Kalispel Tribe of Indians
  • Loren Hiner, City of Montesano
  • Kate Dean, Jefferson County
  • Bob Bugert, Chelan County


  • No current vacancies

General Resources