Statewide drought conditions have an impact on businesses across Washington, including forestry. In the long term, water is a critical component in forest growth at the heart of sustainable forestry. In the short-term, water-starved landscapes prompt cautious restrictions on logging. From the Everett Herald: The hot, dry days of late… Read more
The renaissance in the use of wood to construct taller buildings continues to develop. It’s likely that, when the market pops for the use of new wood products as the primary structural material in eco-friendly urban construction projects, the Pacific Northwest will be a major hub of activity. In order… Read more
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
Clark County’s timber harvest activities garnered high marks for environmental protection and sustainability during a recent audit by a Washington-based nonprofit dedicated to healthy forests. The audit documented sustainable forestry practices under a program administered by the county’s Environmental Services department.
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