Innovative Forestlands is a Cultivating Commerce initiative that recognizes that sustainable forestry does not just mean harvesting softwoods sustainably, but also includes re-thinking how our forest can provide economic benefits for the future for generations to come.  Individual projects that are part of the "think-outside-the-box" possibilities include looking at tanoak as more than a brush weed species that needs to be removed, but has its own intrinsic values and uses.  Another might recognize that forestlands mushroom growing which goes beyond foraging for whatever might be found, and brings an innovative agricultural approach to wild land farming.