The Hood River Stewardship Collaborative (“Stew Crew”) is a diverse group of local and regional stakeholders that provide input to forest management activities on the Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest. We meet regularly, take field trips, and strive for meaningful dialogue and agreement. The Stew Crew brings together local residents from the Hood River Valley, watershed organizations, government agencies, tribes, environmental organizations, the forest industry, recreation stakeholders, and more.
The Stew Crew has been active since 2011, and has provided input to date on the Red Hill (November 2011), Lava (August 2013), and Polallie-Cooper (July 2014) planning areas. We are currently working on the Waucoma planning area.
Administrative support is provided by the Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District, and facilitation is provided by DS Consulting (Emily Stranz).