Sustainable Management



The Forests Community of Interest (FCOI) is a collaborative group of stakeholders focused on trees and their myriad of benefits. The FCOI has three main objectives:

  1. Sustainable management of working forests
  2. Conservation of rural woodlands
  3. Enhancement of urban forest habitats

The FCOI focuses on sustainable management of forestlands from urban areas such as Tacoma and Puyallup, to small forestlands in rural Pierce County, all the way up to large working forests in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. So no matter where you live in the watershed, if you’re interested in trees, we have an opportunity for you to be involved.

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Voices of the Forests COI

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Upper watershed

The Upper Watershed

These strategies are implemented from the headwaters of the Puyallup River on Mt. Rainier downstream to Enumclaw, Carbonado, and Kapowsin.

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Mid watershed

The Mid-Watershed

Strategy 3 is generally implemented downstream of foothills communities like Enumclaw, Carbonado and Kapowsin, yet upstream of Puyallup, Sumner, and Auburn.

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Lower watershed

The Lower Watershed

These strategies are carried out downstream in municipal and urban unincorporated areas including Buckley, Sumner, and Auburn down to Puyallup, Tacoma and Commencement Bay.

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