Carbon River Forum June 17

Dear Carbon River Stakeholders:

Over the past two years, the National Park Service at Mt. Rainier and Forterra have conducted substantial outreach with local governments, Native American tribes, businesses, landowners, conservation organizations, recreational groups and other stakeholders within the Carbon River corridor to discuss 1) economic development and expansion of recreational opportunities, and 2) conservation of natural and cultural resources in the corridor. This outreach culminated in the creation of a memorandum of understanding establishing the “Carbon River Forum” to “…work collaboratively to conserve the Corridor’s rich natural and cultural resources as well as to develop a sustainable tourism economy.”

With this outreach now completed, several stakeholders have expressed an interest in pulling the Forum together for the first meeting. This meeting will provide an opportunity to: 1) discuss current and recently-completed projects, 2) explore potential for establishing regular meetings of the Forum (e.g. quarterly meetings), and 3) identifying organizations/individuals who can take on leadership and/or logistical roles within the Forum.

In order to accommodate your busy schedules, we have organized two opportunities for you to attend the inaugural meeting of the Forum. You may attend one or both meetings, but the agenda will be the same at each meeting. We will provide meeting notes from both meetings so everyone will know what was discussed at each one. Details are listed below:

1. Tuesday, June 17th from 2pm to 4pm – Wilkeson Town Hall, 540 Church Street Wilkeson, WA

2. Tuesday, June 17th from 6pm to 8pm – Wilkeson Town Hall, 540 Church Street Wilkeson, WA

Please RSVP via email (jrash@forterra.org) and indicate which meeting you plan to attend. If you have any questions about the purpose of the meeting, the Carbon River Forum, etc., please do not hesitate to contact either Bryan Bowden or me at the information provided below. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on June 17th.

Best,

Jordan M. Rash Bryan Bowden

Forterra | Conservation Director (253) 820-1486

Formerly Cascade Land Conservancy bryanbowden@live.com

1119 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1300, Tacoma, WA 98402

T 253 274 5673 | W http://www.forterra.org

M 253 254 8798 | F 253 458 1636

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