Forests & Fish Law celebrates 20 years

The Washington State Legislature marked the 20thanniversary of the passage of House Bill 2091 and companion Senate Bill 5896, more commonly referred to as the Forests & Fish Law, this week. The House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee began its first full committee meeting of the 2019 legislative… Read more

Joint letter from West Coast governors urge increased federal forest management funding

Washington, Oregon and California’s governor sent a joint letter to Pres. Donald Trump this week urging his administration to direct the Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture and US Forest Service to double investments made in managing federal forestlands in the three states. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, along with Govs. Kate Brown and… Read more

Washington charts a course on forest health

Lens News dives into the growing momentum in Washington to make our forests healthier and less susceptible to wildfires. In reporter TJ Martinell’s story is a healthy dose of quotes and discussion from the Washington Forest Protection Association 2018 Annual Meeting in Olympia earlier this month. In fall 2017, the… Read more

2018 WFPA Annual Meeting on TVW

Watch WFPA’s 2018 Annual Meeting on TVW: President Court Stanley welcome/remarks, Executive Director Mark Doumit remarks, Special Guest – Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “Washington’s Working Forests – Managing Forest Resiliency” with Cody Desautel (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation), JD Marshall (Hancock Natural Resource Group), Julie Sackett (WA… Read more