Pinchot Partners Founding members, John Squires, Bob Guenther and Bill Little received certicates and a gift to acknowledge their contribution to the Pinchot Partners. Photo by Jared Wenzelburger . Link to the article in the Chronicle.
Pinchot Partners celebrated 20 years of working on common ground in the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Sept. 20, at the new Longmire Springs Brewing in Packwood.
The event was open to the public and included educational displays from Partner organizations, presentations to three of the groups founding members who are still on the Board today, refreshments, and a video of the Pinchot Partners' past, present and future.
Above, Pinchot Partners members shared information at their booths. L to R: Pinchot Partners Treasurer and Cascade Forest Conservancy Policy Manager Ashley Short and CFC's Executive Director, Molly Whitney. Center: Pinchot Partner Board Chair and Cowlitz Indian Tribal member, John O'Brien and Dalton Fry, Director of Natural Resources with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Right: Laurie Fleckenstein and Gina Owen shared Leave No Trace principles and Gifford Pinchot Trash Force event information.
Above, L to R: Pinchot Partners Board member Matt Comisky, who represents American Forest Resource Council. Center: Pinchot Partners Board member Anjolene Ngari is the Forest Collaborative Manager at Hampton Lumber . Right: Andrew Spaeth, Forest Resilience Division of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources speaks with Johanna Kovarik, Forest Supervisor for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest- U.S. Forest Service Partners board member Fred Norman peruses the DNR resources.