Forestry that Works

Forestry that Works is a 29-minute film on forest management, produced and filmed in Wallowa County, Oregon, that highlights some excellent examples of forest stewardship on private land, and points up the opportunity to apply this kind of stewardship to National Forests. Our U.S. National Forests make up 10 percent of our land base. They are operating at less than potential ecologically, economically, and socially. How can we change the incentives on federal land?

The film includes interviews with Bob Chadwick, Daniel Kemmis, and Randal O'Toole on the incentives behind public land management. See the script.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

DVD copies of this film can be obtained for US addresses for $15 using PayPal below or by contacting Peter Donovan (info at bottom of page).


The Red Lodge Clearinghouse is a website devoted to supporting local collaborations around natural resource management, with many articles and examples of success and lessons learned.

Beyond Conflict to Consensus is Bob Chadwick's wonderful introductory manual explaining some of his proven consensus-building methods.

A recent history of the Forest Service by Randal O'Toole.

Articles by Randal O'Toole on the public lands.

Oregon State University forestry Extension resources