Washington’s Working Forests May 2020 Newsletter

What are “Working Forests?” A Working Forest is professionally managed to provide a continuous supply of renewable, sustainable wood products for building materials — with a focus on protecting fish, water and wildlife. Using scientific practices and adhering to comprehensive state forestry laws, Washington’s working forests work to give back… Read more

Washington’s Working Forests April 2020 Newsletter

Have no fear, newly homeschooling parents. Online forestry-focused educational resources are a click away.  In an effort to stop community spread of coronavirus in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that both public and private school closures would last the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year – impacting an unprecedented 1.2… Read more

Washington’s Working Forests February 2020 Newsletter

Hancock Forest Management celebrates the completion of major aquatic restoration projects  Coho salmon, steelhead, trout, and other native Pacific Northwest fish are reaching new stretches of the Clatskanie River and its tributaries, thanks to recent efforts by Hancock Forest Management, a Manulife Investment Management company, in cooperation with the Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District. The projects… Read more

Washington’s Working Forests January 2020 Newsletter

Everett Herald Editorial Board: “State should follow example of private forestlands” The editorial board of one of  Washington’s largest daily newspapers recognizes private forest landowners’ leadership on salmon habitat and cool, clean water protection The work done by private forest landowners in the 20 years since the Forests and Fish… Read more

Industry Profile: Heather Druffel, Forester

Unlike most foresters I did not obtain a degree in forestry, but in ecology and conservation biology with a minor in wildlife, and I am now working on my Natural Resource Policy and Administration master’s degree from the University of Florida. I have done everything from environmental education to marine… Read more

Cross Laminated Timber Projects come to Tacoma and Spokane

by Ashley Bach It’s an exciting time for cross-laminated timber in Washington. There are the 20 state-funded classrooms being built with CLT in the Sequim, Seattle, Mount Vernon, Wapato and Toppenish public school districts. Then there is the new mass timber manufacturing company from Vaagen Brothers in Colville called Vaagen Timbers, which will be the… Read more

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