Tim Coleman is the Executive Director of the Kettle Range Conservation Group [KRCG}, a Republic, Washington organization that devotes its time and energies to protecting wildlife and sensitive species habitats in the Kettle Range in Northeast Washington. Although forest collaboration is not specifically part of KRCG’s mission, the organization is a member of the collaborative Northeast Washington Forest Coalition. Mr. Coleman is an Iowa native, but he has lived in the West for some 30 years.
Today, Mr. Coleman and his wife live in the woods near Republic in a house they built themselves. To the surprise of many who know him to be a passionate and sometimes tense conservationist, he, purchased a band mill two years ago so that he could process small diameter trees he is thinning from forests on his property. He describes the work as “fun and good therapy.”
In this interview, he discusses his views on conservation, forest restoration, wilderness and the declining health of national forests east of the Cascades in Washington State. Read more >>