Healthy, Sustainably Managed Forests Absorb Carbon.
Wood Products Store Carbon.
Washington, Meet Your Natural Carbon Solution.
Science now confirms that growing and harvesting wood from carbon-absorbing trees under sustainable practices, and preferencing the use of wood products – wood stores carbon indefinitely – as a substitute for more energy intensive materials, is a natural way to create and accelerate substantial net carbon reductions.
And the practices that maintain healthy, managed forests for sustainable timber harvest also reduce the risk of mass carbon emission events such as catastrophic wildfires.
Washington state’s legislature is considering two bills which recognizes that only an integrated forest products sector will lower our carbon footprint, at no additional cost to taxpayers.
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Sustainable forestry provides a natural solution for reducing carbon in Washington state.
- Forest landowners grow and harvest trees, and both growing trees absorb carbon and harvested wood products store carbon, our natural carbon solution.
- Using natural wood building products as substitutes for more fossil-fuel intensive building materials, is a natural solution for reducing carbon.
- Modern working forestry supports additional environmental benefits we all care about such as wildlife habitat and protecting the cool, clean water that salmon need to thrive.
- Working forests and wood products can achieve carbon reductions at the lowest cost to our economy, consumers and businesses while creating family-wage jobs and carbon friendly wood products.