Forest Reciprocity Group

The Forest Reciprocity Group (FRG) is an initiative of Cloud Forest Institute. The focal strategy of FRG for improving ecosystems and fire resiliency in the western region is the utilization and promotion of small diameter trees thinned from overburdened forestlands. FRG aims to collaborate with First Nations, land-owners, and local and state agencies in the utilization of materials thinned from forest improvement projects for value added timber frame homes, and many other meaningful products.

Preventing catastrophic wildfires by incentivizing bio-regional economic development through small pole utilization can change the way we think about housing and our relationship with the land we depend upon for materials and well being. Forest reciprocity can be an invaluable advance for long term carbon sequestration, local economic development, and the interface of forestland and human ecologies across many bioregions.