Healthy Working Forests Are Essential to Jobs and Washington’s Economy

Adams CountyAsotin CountyBenton CountyChelan CountyClallam CountyClark CountyColumbia CountyCowlitz CountyDouglas CountyFerry CountyFranklin CountyGarfield CountyGrant CountyGrays Harbor CountyIsland CountyJefferson CountyKing CountyKitsap CountyKittitas CountyKlickitat CountyLewis CountyLincoln CountyMason CountyOkanogan CountyPacific CountyPend Oreille CountyPierce CountySan Juan CountySkagit CountySkamania CountySnohomish CountySpokane CountyStevens CountyThurston CountyWahkiakum CountyWalla Walla CountyWhatcom CountyWhitman CountyYakima County

Working forests form the foundation of the timber industry that supports more than 107,000 workers and generates more than $4.5 billion in wages annually. Learn more about working forests.

Our working forests sustain the 3rd largest manufacturing industry in Washington.

Thousands of people rely on working forests. When industries go through inevitable down cycles, the forest is still growing, and the work of planting, harvesting and producing wood products becomes even more important.

We support active, sustainable forestry to promote revenues, taxes, jobs and produce renewable wood products for society. These activities take place across Washington state, making it vital for us to promote the value of working forests in our communities. Join us in supporting working forests.




Washington State Forestland: 22,983,438 acres; Restricted Forest: 53%; Working Forest: 47%Click on the map to find out the economic impact of working forests in your county.



Statewide (download infosheet)

Total Forestland Acres22,983,438
Working Forest10,874,734
Forest restricted by state & federal law12,108,704
Direct jobs39,732
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)107,455
Total wages$4,455,996,260
Taxes & fees$175,264,619
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)3,104,115
Working Forest10,874,734
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted2,567,398
Federal Forest Restricted9,541,306
Total Forestland Acres22,983,438

Adams County

Total Forestland Acres1,452
Working Forest979
Forest restricted by state & federal law473
Direct jobs0
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)0
Total wages$0
Taxes & fees$0
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest979
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted270
Federal Forest Restricted203
Total Forestland Acres1,452

Asotin County

Total Forestland Acres103,022
Working Forest51,038
Forest restricted by state & federal law51,984
Direct jobs89
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)132
Total wages$6,010,433
Taxes & fees$266,848
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)78
Working Forest51,038
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted11,093
Federal Forest Restricted40,891
Total Forestland Acres103,022

Benton County

Total Forestland Acres351
Working Forest214
Forest restricted by state & federal law137
Direct jobs130
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)224
Total wages$6,535,569
Taxes & fees$278,462
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest214
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted20
Federal Forest Restricted117
Total Forestland Acres351

Chelan County

Total Forestland Acres1,392,891
Working Forest177,073
Forest restricted by state & federal law1,215,818
Direct jobs481
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)696
Total wages$24,494,586
Taxes & fees$1,260,762
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)14,907
Working Forest177,073
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted33,458
Federal Forest Restricted1,182,360
Total Forestland Acres1,392,891

Clallam County

Total Forestland Acres1,034,606
Working Forest430,732
Forest restricted by state & federal law603,874
Direct jobs1,167
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)3,320
Total wages$129,926,705
Taxes & fees$6,043,454
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)189,966
Working Forest430,732
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted108,427
Federal Forest Restricted495,447
Total Forestland Acres1,034,606

Clark County

Total Forestland Acres251,273
Working Forest202,921
Forest restricted by state & federal law48,352
Direct jobs2,258
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)6,960
Total wages$313,532,972
Taxes & fees$9,570,647
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)74,627
Working Forest202,921
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted45,469
Federal Forest Restricted2,883
Total Forestland Acres251,273

Columbia County

Total Forestland Acres203,917
Working Forest57,398
Forest restricted by state & federal law146,519
Direct jobs10
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)19
Total wages$662,606
Taxes & fees$83,860
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)1,933
Working Forest57,398
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted14,349
Federal Forest Restricted132,170
Total Forestland Acres203,917

Cowlitz County

Total Forestland Acres657,909
Working Forest496,930
Forest restricted by state & federal law160,979
Direct jobs4,616
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)17,025
Total wages$795,212,527
Taxes & fees$23,888,511
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)238,965
Working Forest496,930
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted133,046
Federal Forest Restricted27,933
Total Forestland Acres657,909

Douglas County

Total Forestland Acres16,983
Working Forest14,405
Forest restricted by state & federal law2,577
Direct jobs41
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)54
Total wages$1,630,519
Taxes & fees$80,506
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest14,405
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted1,902
Federal Forest Restricted676
Total Forestland Acres16,983

Ferry County

Total Forestland Acres1,072,722
Working Forest539,170
Forest restricted by state & federal law533,552
Direct jobs72
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)189
Total wages$7,092,079
Taxes & fees$374,314
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)111,139
Working Forest539,170
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted127,580
Federal Forest Restricted405,972
Total Forestland Acres1,072,722

Franklin County

Total Forestland Acres1,733
Working Forest593
Forest restricted by state & federal law1,141
Direct jobs105
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)185
Total wages$5,151,105
Taxes & fees$216,408
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest593
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted129
Federal Forest Restricted1,012
Total Forestland Acres1,733

Garfield County

Total Forestland Acres100,933
Working Forest34,711
Forest restricted by state & federal law66,222
Direct jobs10
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)14
Total wages$510,376
Taxes & fees$84,866
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)1,784
Working Forest34,711
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted7,362
Federal Forest Restricted58,860
Total Forestland Acres100,933

Grant County

Total Forestland Acres6,706
Working Forest1,656
Forest restricted by state & federal law5,050
Direct jobs430
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)654
Total wages$23,160,983
Taxes & fees$1,178,609
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest1,656
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted1,243
Federal Forest Restricted3,807
Total Forestland Acres6,706

Grays Harbor County

Total Forestland Acres1,120,182
Working Forest767,095
Forest restricted by state & federal law353,087
Direct jobs2,192
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)6,087
Total wages$275,444,811
Taxes & fees$13,203,531
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)354,403
Working Forest767,095
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted220,020
Federal Forest Restricted133,067
Total Forestland Acres1,120,182

Island County

Total Forestland Acres86,883
Working Forest71,997
Forest restricted by state & federal law14,886
Direct jobs164
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)388
Total wages$10,430,670
Taxes & fees$393,388
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)5,492
Working Forest71,997
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted8,804
Federal Forest Restricted6,082
Total Forestland Acres86,883

Jefferson County

Total Forestland Acres1,064,350
Working Forest289,357
Forest restricted by state & federal law774,993
Direct jobs401
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,182
Total wages$16,431,632
Taxes & fees$2,304,481
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)101,158
Working Forest289,357
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted117,472
Federal Forest Restricted657,521
Total Forestland Acres1,064,350

King County

Total Forestland Acres1,003,402
Working Forest513,797
Forest restricted by state & federal law489,606
Direct jobs6,061
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)15,607
Total wages$725,733,475
Taxes & fees$25,034,342
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)114,428
Working Forest513,797
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted151,997
Federal Forest Restricted337,608
Total Forestland Acres1,003,402

Kitsap County

Total Forestland Acres187,620
Working Forest147,226
Forest restricted by state & federal law40,393
Direct jobs221
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)520
Total wages$24,959,718
Taxes & fees$1,171,386
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)26,933
Working Forest147,226
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted29,139
Federal Forest Restricted11,255
Total Forestland Acres187,620

Kittitas County

Total Forestland Acres783,309
Working Forest311,552
Forest restricted by state & federal law471,757
Direct jobs130
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)332
Total wages$9,159,950
Taxes & fees$387,450
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)14,119
Working Forest311,552
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted86,837
Federal Forest Restricted384,920
Total Forestland Acres783,309

Klickitat County

Total Forestland Acres516,397
Working Forest420,525
Forest restricted by state & federal law95,872
Direct jobs461
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,344
Total wages$36,886,104
Taxes & fees$2,349,042
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)98,003
Working Forest420,525
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted76,320
Federal Forest Restricted19,552
Total Forestland Acres516,397

Lewis County (download infosheet)

Total Forestland Acres1,374,647
Working Forest708,870
Forest restricted by state & federal law665,777
Direct jobs2,379
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)6,241
Total wages$274,641,785
Taxes & fees$14,308,601
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)377,263
Working Forest708,870
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted199,895
Federal Forest Restricted465,882
Total Forestland Acres1,374,647

Lincoln County

Total Forestland Acres69,114
Working Forest61,651
Forest restricted by state & federal law7,463
Direct jobs10
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)27
Total wages$873,098
Taxes & fees$24,818
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)2,376
Working Forest61,651
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted5,722
Federal Forest Restricted1,741
Total Forestland Acres69,114

Mason County

Total Forestland Acres552,926
Working Forest336,030
Forest restricted by state & federal law216,896
Direct jobs996
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)2,714
Total wages$116,094,964
Taxes & fees$5,081,253
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)113,661
Working Forest336,030
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted61,543
Federal Forest Restricted155,353
Total Forestland Acres552,926

Okanogan County

Total Forestland Acres1,982,401
Working Forest628,291
Forest restricted by state & federal law1,354,111
Direct jobs154
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)265
Total wages$7,410,231
Taxes & fees$476,590
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)70,225
Working Forest628,291
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted96,427
Federal Forest Restricted1,257,684
Total Forestland Acres1,982,401

Pacific County

Total Forestland Acres534,690
Working Forest364,344
Forest restricted by state & federal law170,346
Direct jobs366
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)938
Total wages$39,849,416
Taxes & fees$4,915,564
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)215,461
Working Forest364,344
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted162,603
Federal Forest Restricted7,744
Total Forestland Acres534,690

Pend Oreille County

Total Forestland Acres787,506
Working Forest416,615
Forest restricted by state & federal law370,892
Direct jobs290
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)741
Total wages$20,987,057
Taxes & fees$1,113,663
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)55,216
Working Forest416,615
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted21,904
Federal Forest Restricted348,988
Total Forestland Acres787,506

Pierce County

Total Forestland Acres800,881
Working Forest414,955
Forest restricted by state & federal law385,926
Direct jobs4,290
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)11,758
Total wages$483,022,606
Taxes & fees$16,520,417
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)122,765
Working Forest414,955
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted72,472
Federal Forest Restricted313,454
Total Forestland Acres800,881

San Juan County

Total Forestland Acres85,258
Working Forest69,738
Forest restricted by state & federal law15,521
Direct jobs18
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)48
Total wages$1,322,426
Taxes & fees$44,687
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)743
Working Forest69,738
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted13,252
Federal Forest Restricted2,269
Total Forestland Acres85,258

Skagit County

Total Forestland Acres890,416
Working Forest360,738
Forest restricted by state & federal law529,677
Direct jobs688
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,851
Total wages$70,833,371
Taxes & fees$3,942,580
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)116,559
Working Forest360,738
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted107,044
Federal Forest Restricted422,633
Total Forestland Acres890,416

Skamania County

Total Forestland Acres996,021
Working Forest151,294
Forest restricted by state & federal law844,727
Direct jobs247
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)674
Total wages$24,505,653
Taxes & fees$1,663,209
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)78,495
Working Forest151,294
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted59,538
Federal Forest Restricted785,189
Total Forestland Acres996,021

Snohomish County

Total Forestland Acres1,065,150
Working Forest385,136
Forest restricted by state & federal law680,015
Direct jobs3,149
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)8,368
Total wages$302,556,975
Taxes & fees$10,972,899
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)98,748
Working Forest385,136
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted108,836
Federal Forest Restricted571,179
Total Forestland Acres1,065,150

Spokane County

Total Forestland Acres318,506
Working Forest261,304
Forest restricted by state & federal law57,202
Direct jobs1,824
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)3,964
Total wages$139,399,436
Taxes & fees$5,185,892
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)24,649
Working Forest261,304
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted46,733
Federal Forest Restricted10,469
Total Forestland Acres318,506

Stevens County

Total Forestland Acres1,149,289
Working Forest892,751
Forest restricted by state & federal law256,538
Direct jobs730
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,898
Total wages$79,989,903
Taxes & fees$3,234,920
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)141,340
Working Forest892,751
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted86,966
Federal Forest Restricted169,572
Total Forestland Acres1,149,289

Thurston County

Total Forestland Acres329,638
Working Forest270,383
Forest restricted by state & federal law59,255
Direct jobs1,284
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)3,538
Total wages$147,934,488
Taxes & fees$6,015,939
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)76,753
Working Forest270,383
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted50,926
Federal Forest Restricted8,329
Total Forestland Acres329,638

Wahkiakum County

Total Forestland Acres147,694
Working Forest99,322
Forest restricted by state & federal law48,372
Direct jobs112
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)322
Total wages$13,638,326
Taxes & fees$1,436,220
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)82,494
Working Forest99,322
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted46,068
Federal Forest Restricted2,303
Total Forestland Acres147,694

Walla Walla County

Total Forestland Acres30,934
Working Forest25,278
Forest restricted by state & federal law5,656
Direct jobs810
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,750
Total wages$58,125,697
Taxes & fees$2,263,589
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest25,278
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted3,578
Federal Forest Restricted2,078
Total Forestland Acres30,934

Whatcom County

Total Forestland Acres1,033,817
Working Forest260,529
Forest restricted by state & federal law773,288
Direct jobs1,594
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)4,282
Total wages$152,478,858
Taxes & fees$5,316,570
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)73,348
Working Forest260,529
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted67,253
Federal Forest Restricted706,035
Total Forestland Acres1,033,817

Whitman County

Total Forestland Acres26,889
Working Forest22,237
Forest restricted by state & federal law4,652
Direct jobs0
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)0
Total wages$0
Taxes & fees$51
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)56
Working Forest22,237
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted4,005
Federal Forest Restricted647
Total Forestland Acres26,889

Yakima County

Total Forestland Acres1,201,021
Working Forest615,901
Forest restricted by state & federal law585,120
Direct jobs1,754
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)3,144
Total wages$109,365,150
Taxes & fees$4,576,290
2012 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)106,029
Working Forest615,901
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted177,697
Federal Forest Restricted407,422
Total Forestland Acres1,201,021