On the heels of one of Washington state’s most severe wildfire seasons, Olympia lawmakers have responded with legislation that aims to promote healthy and resilient forests. The House of Representatives unanimously passed 2SHB 1784which would require more fuel breaks on public lands to prevent severe wildfires and improve the overall… Read more
If you work in and around sustainable forestry, the idea that active forestry is an engine for beneficial things has been a given for some time.
Rural Washington still lags far behind the rest of the state and the nation in terms of joblessness. How much worse? On the map below, counties colored red are doing better than the national unemployment rate for May 2017 of 4.3%; grey indicates they’re doing worse. And it’s easy to… Read more
For those concerned about over-dependence on fossil fuels, finding a combustible fuel derived from a renewable source would be a game-changer. Consider the game changed, courtesy of a research team at Washington State University working in collaboration with the Boeing Corporation who have discovered how to turn wood fiber into… 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.