Forever Green Forestry

Facilitation and Strategic Planning Consulting

Tracy Katelman has more than twenty years of experience as an independent facilitator and organizational development/strategic planning consultant. She is exceptionally qualified to help rural communities build consensus around natural resource management, especially in terms of wildfire protection.

Her expertise includes building consensus among individuals from various sides of resource management debates. Her unique talent, skill, and commitment to group process are some of the reasons she is sought after as a meeting designer and facilitator. Tracy's results-oriented techniques, consensus-building proficiency, and energetic style have gained her clients from a wide range of public- and private-sector organizations. Her clients include Humboldt County Community Development Services, College of the Redwoods, Klamath Restoration Council, Illinois Valley Fire District, Del Norte County Fire Safe Council, Mattole Restoration Council, and Ancient Forest International.

As a facilitator and strategic planning consultant Tracy has:

  • Led approximatley 75 community meetings in the production of her nationally recognized Fire Plans, inclduing facilitating 24 community meetings throughout Humboldt County for that plan alone.
  • Facilitated the consensus of the academic senate of a local college regarding priorities for faculty hiring.
  • Helped local communities understand contentious issues regarding economic development opportunities.
  • Developed and written foundation-based fundraising and development strategies for grassroots conservation organizations including the Klamath Restoration Council, Middle Mattole Conservancy, Mattole Restoration Council, and Ancient Forest International.
  • Developed a non-profit organization, Trees Foundation, to provide media, desktop publishing, fundraising and development, and administrative support to North Coast environmental and conservation organizations.

In 2003 Tracy completed the Rockwood Leadership Program Art of Leadership for social change workers, and in 2007 their advanced leadership training for environmental justice and environmental health leaders. In 2004 she graduated from the five-month, ten-day North Coast leadership development program Cascadia, and the Advanced Meeting Mastery program of the Cascadia Center for Leadership. Tracy has two decades of experience serving on non-profit boards.


Selma, Oregon
Leading a meeting in Selma, Oregon.