This session will focus on understanding the forest management undertaken to restore resilience, diversity and productivity to the 7,200 acre van Eck forest. This is a practical overview discussion, and we will look at aspects of natural forest management, silviculture, conservation easement drafting and climate adaptation and resilience in this coastal Douglas Fir system, as well as financial aspects of the forest’s management. The coastal temperate rainforests of Oregon are among the most productive and carbon rich globally, with trees living for hundreds of years and serving as astounding forest carbon banks. Intensive commercial management has vastly simplified these forests to focus on fiber production, with harvests every three decades. This has major consequences for carbon emissions, habitat, and watershed function and biodiversity. Can these trends be reversed, and if so, will it help or harm local economies? The van Eck was a young, homogenous forest, dominated by 20-year old planted stands, when PFT conserved it and took over its management 20 years ago. Our goal was to restore it to a mature natural forest of mixed species composition, with old growth characteristics, while demonstrating long term, complementary ecologic and economic return. The forest has been managed annually, removing enough timber to frame over 1,500 houses of 2,000 sq. ft. and over 5 million reams of paper, all while doubling the carbon on site, in a more resilient forest of larger trees and more diverse composition. Forest management is guided by a clear set of terms and requirements in the conservation easement, with a requirement to also have a rolling 10-year management plan. These will also be discussed for their applicability (or not!) to other situations.