The Mt. Adams District Collaborative (MADC) and the Lewis River Collaborative (LRC) were both formed in the fall of 2008 by Skamania County Commissioners who saw that collaboration and the newly developed Stewardship Sale authority could benefit both forest health and the local county and communities. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest (GPNF) makes up 80% of the land base of Skamania county, and jobs and revenue generated from the GPNF have been critical to the health and well being of the the county and its communities.