Candidates in Port Angeles port commission race discuss attracting mass-timber manufacturing

Modernized mass-timber products such as cross-laminated timber are meeting a demand for sustainably sourced, renewable materials in the construction of both small and larger buildings. For obvious reasons, Washington has opportunities to lead in CLT manufacturing. In historic timber communities such as the Olympic Peninsula city of Port Angeles, the… Read more

Wildfires place focus on prevention measures

by Ashley Bach As Washington faces one of its worst wildfire seasons ever, including the largest fire in state history, attention is turning back to the wildfire budget requests made earlier this year by Washington Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark. Goldmark asked the Legislature for $20 million for forest thinning… Read more

Washington lagging on court order to clear fish passage barriers on state land

Removing barriers to fish passage has been a major project across Washington, but the state government is far behind on this critical work, according to the Seattle Times. From the Times article: Washington state is under a federal court order to fix hundreds of barriers built under state roads and… Read more