Over the past year, Mosaic Forest Management has been engaging with Cortes Island residents and community groups, to provide opportunities for meaningful discussion related to Mosaic’s planned activities on the island. We want to thank those who attended Mosaic’s open house community meeting at Gorge Hall on May 17, and those who commented on the 3-year plan. The 3-year plan has been revised, based on community input, and Mosaic will continue to engage with the community, as the plan develops.
Please find below the latest plan information.
Over the coming months, Mosaic will be initiating field work focusing on the areas outlined in the first year of the 3-year plan. Following the initial field work, Mosaic will provide further updates in the Tideline and host field walks of the planned areas. Field walk details are forthcoming and will be shared in the Tideline once confirmed.
Please visit the link below to view the draft maps shared during Mosaic’s recent open house community meeting and a map with the Vegetation Resource Inventory information for the Cortes Island land base, which includes age class distribution for the island’s forests.
NOTE: Initial field work will focus on areas scheduled for 2022 (indicated in light brown on the map). https://www.mosaicforests.com/cortes-maps
At the open house meeting, community members expressed interest in purchasing some or all of Mosaic’s private managed forest lands on Cortes Island. Mosaic continues to be open to conversations regarding fair proposals, as we continue to work on the 3-Year Plan. Please note that land transactions require considerable resources, time and committed parties on both sides.Forest Carbon and BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative
During the open house community meeting, Mosaic staff also provided an update on Mosaic’s BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative. Visit the link below, for information on this initiative: https://www.bigcoastforest.com/
Please also find below a link to the recent Forest in Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society (FTCCIS) Tideline announcement: https://www.cortesisland.com/cgi-bin/tideline/show_articles.cgi?ID=14512&TOPIC=0
Mosaic appreciates the community’s continued interest in our plans. We will continue to share information with the community through various Cortes Island community groups and individuals, and will continue to provide updates on the Tideline.
For questions or to provide feedback regarding the planned activities, please contact Colin Koszman, Land Use Forester at Colin.Koszmanmosaicforests.com