As we reflect back through the years, it is clear how important our supporters have been in helping us become the organization we are today. From communities across Oregon and northern California to tribes, federal and state agencies, schools, municipalities, and other nonprofit organizations, and from the hundreds of technicians and forest workers to our contracting partners on the ground, we send to all of you a deeply felt thank you. Below is a snapshot of what we, together with your help, have been able to accomplish over the last quarter century. It ends with a look into the future: a future where we will continue to bring life into balance.

For more than 25 years, Lomakatsi has worked with communities to help restore their ecosystems, as well as their livelihoods.

  • Oak Habitat Restoration

    Iconic Landscapes

    Since its inception, Lomakatsi has worked in a collaborative, holistic approach to restore oak ecosystems throughout Oregon and northern California. One of the most biologically diverse plant communities in our region, it is also one of the most threatened.

  • Restoration Forestry

    Resilient Forests

    Since its inception, Lomakatsi has worked with a variety of land owners to restore ecological function to degraded forests, guided by science and Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Ecological restoration forestry returns forests to a more healthy and fire resistant condition that promotes and protects wildlife, legacy trees, imperiled species and communities.

  • Aquatic & Riparian Habitat Restoration

    Water is Life

    Increasing the quality and quantity of cool, fresh water in the creeks and rivers of the region are at the foundation of Lomakatsi’s relationship with the landscape. Wild salmon, migratory birds, farmers, and communities all depend on rivers to sustain their existence. Lomakatsi has been implementing in-stream and streamside restoration for more than two decades.

  • Prescribed Fire

    Born of Fire

    Many of the ecosystems of the region have evolved with fire, and many species are dependent on fire to thrive. Since 2000, Lomakatsi has been implementing controlled burns to put fire back on the landscape as a tool to reduce accumulations of fuels, and as an important ecological agent for achieving restoration objectives.

  • Collaboration

    Building Partnerships

    Lomakatsi was founded on the principle that restoring ecosystems heals human communities, and that healing communities is key to creating successful ecological restoration. Ecological restoration requires the knowledge, expertise and support of a wide range of agencies, environmental organizations, civic groups, and individuals to be successful. Lomakatsi builds partnerships that support reconciliation between environmentalists and the logging community, government agencies, and local communities. Together, we are able to accomplish much more than anyone could on their own.

  • Working with Tribes

    Restoring Ecosystems and Enhancing Tribal Economies

    Over the last 15 years, Lomakatsi has worked with Tribes and tribal communities to build sustainable restoration programs, raise tribal capacity to conduct restoration projects on ancestral lands, provide long-term jobs, and develop a skilled workforce. Lomakatsi has established long-term program partnerships with The Klamath Tribes and Ajumawi-Atsuge Nation (Pit River Tribe). Regional projects and initiatives have also been implemented with Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, Elk Valley Rancheria, and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

  • Working With Youth

    Engaging and Educating Youth

    Since its inception, Lomakatsi has worked with schools and thousands of students to provide hands-on experiences with native plant nurseries, restoration, forest and streamside ecology, and technical skills to help restore streams and forests throughout the region.

  • Workforce Training

    Enhancing Livelihoods

    Since 1999, we have trained hundreds of workers in rural forest-based communities in ecological forestry, fire ecology, soils, wildlife habitat, plant associations, and watershed function, thus enabling them to carry out detailed ecological prescriptions and recognize unique situations in our diverse and complex ecosystems.

  • Into the Future

    Into the Future

    Lomakatsi has secured agreements covering hundreds of thousands of acres over the next ten years. We will engage with our partners to implement ecosystem restoration projects, with the goal of using these agreements and partnerships to increase the pace and scale of our work to meet the need within the region. Lomakatsi will also work to share the model that we have built together with other regions across the country.

Community, Agency and Tribal Partners

Ashland Food Cooperative • Ashland Fire and Rescue • Ashland Parks and Recreation • Ashland School District • Bear Creek Watershed Council • California Department of Fish & Game • California Fire and Forestry • California Trout • City of Ashland • City of Eugene • City of Klamath Falls • City of Medford • Colestin Rural Fire District • Community Works • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians • Douglas County Parks and Recreation • Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District • Fire Learning Network • Forestry Action Committee • Hayfork Watershed Research and Training Center • Indigenous Peoples Restoration Network • Jackson County Fuels Committee • Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District • Jackson WellSprings • Karuk Tribe • Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust • Klamath Bird Observatory • Klamath Lake Land Trust • Klamath Parks and Recreation • Klamath Tribes • Klamath-Siskiyou Oak Network • Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center • Lithia Boys • Mid Klamath Watershed Council • Northern California Prescribed Fire Council • Northern California Resource Center • Northwest Forest Worker Center • Northwest Youth Corps • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife • Oregon Department of Forestry • Oregon State University • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board • Pacific Power – Blue Sky Habitat Fund • Pit River Tribe • REI • Rogue Basin Partnership • Rogue Valley Audubon • Science Works Museum • Siskiyou Land Conservancy • South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership • Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative • Southern Oregon Land Conservancy • Southern Oregon Prescribed Fire Network • Southern Oregon University • The Fresh Water Trust • The Nature Conservancy • UC Regents • Upper Rogue Watershed Council • US Bureau of Land Management • US Fish and Wildlife Service • US Forest Service • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service • W.E. McArthur & Associates, Inc • Wildlife Conservation Society

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