Oregon Coast Community Forest Association (OCCFA) promotes social benefit forest management that seeks to balance ecological values with the production of timber and non-timber forest products. In addition to forest ownership and management we strive to support small forest owners through management assistance, education and the value-added processing of local timber. Our mission is achieved through the implementation of five strategic goals:
I. Land Acquisition: The OCCFA will acquire properties to own in perpetuity and manage according to the principles of community benefit forestry.
II. Forest Management: We will manage forest lands consistent with ecologically sensitive forestry that strives to keep a forest a forest while producing timber and non-timber forest products.
III. Value-added Enterprise and Marketing: The OCCFA and small forestland
owners will receive a fair return for forest products through OCCFA value-added manufacture and marketing.
IV. Public Education and Outreach: The OCCFA will educate the public on the importance of community forest ownership, ecological valu and the benefits of local enterprise adding value to products from our local woods.
V. Organizational Development, Management and Capacity: We will maintain a highly effective organization with management capacity sufficient to service our land ownership, land management and value-added enterprise goals.
The OCCFA is currently working to advance each of the above strategic goals. Become an OCCFA volunteer or member and support our important work. Use the link below to contact us. We have several great projects that need volunteers and there are many ways, both big and small, to help out.