North River Reserve
When we see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with love and respect
—Aldo Leopold 1949
from The Sand County Almanac
…Reinhabiting a watershed at the river’s source
The North River Reserve is a habitat restoration site and learning space on ninety-seven acres of forest, fields and converging creeks – a bioregional gathering place for collaborative projects designed to restore salmon spawning habitat, steward the forest for future old growth and wildlife diversity, and cultivate regenerative farming practices that help to sustain the watershed.
Our mission is grounded in the land ethic of Aldo Leopold: “When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” The ethic resonates through larger collective efforts to reverse, mitigate and adapt to climate change, and recover a future for next generations. We’ve initiated land-based projects at the North River Reserve in response to calls for urgent and impactful climate action, but our projects grow from an understanding that the climate crisis is deeply rooted in cultural relationships that need to be healed — and that on-site collaboration around restorative land use, learning and creative practice is a powerful source for stories of interdependence with our watershed and our planet Earth.
Restoring salmon spawning habitat
for bioregional resilience: a habitat restoration site
Recovering future old-growth habitat
for wildlife diversity, a collaborative learning space
Regenerating soil microbial habitat
for edible landscapes: a community seed garden ecosystem
reinhabiting a sustainable watershed
for cultural interdependence: a bioregional gathering place
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