Newsletter Archive

Washington's Working Forest Newsletters

August 2021

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Contents

  • The Good News From the Woods | Working forestry’s successes at the headwaters have improved chances for regional salmon
  • In Memoriam | Lorraine Loomis, tribal leader and advocate for salmon, dies at 81

July 2021

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  • The Good News From the Woods | “Lead the Way”: Telling the unique story of working forests on video
  • In Memoriam | A champion for Washington’s working forests: Remembering Mark Doumit

May 2021

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Rural leaders are making the case for balance in Washington state’s approach to natural resource policy
  • The Future of Fish | Progress on water quality and fish passage under the Forests & Fish Law is notable, but big priorities still remain.
  • An Update from Olympia | Bold, strategic plan for wildfire reduction and forest health now in Gov. Inslee’s inbox

February 2021

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Younger forests in their growing phase absorb carbon from the atmosphere more quickly
  • Follow the Facts | The four pillars of wildfire reduction

January 2021

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Wildfire Preparedness On the Agenda During an Unprecedented Legislative
    Session in Olympia
  • Follow the Facts | New Resource for Information About Sustainable Forestry as Our Natural
    Carbon Solution

December 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | 2020 Year in Review: The Five Headlines that Underscored the Importance of Working Forests
  • Did You Know? | Christmas Tree Production, by state

November 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Official State Report: Private Forest Landowners Receive Historically High Ratings for Compliance With Forest Practice Rules
  • Visualizing Forest-to-Frame | “See” the Whole Forest Sector Supply Chain in an Informative and Interactive New Web Page

October 2020

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  • Bored Kids? Help Has Arrived. | “Learn About Forestry” Young Student Website
  • The Good News From the Woods | In case you missed it: A meeting of the minds on the topic of wildfire prevention

September 2020

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  • Forest firefighter “#thankyou” graphic
  • The Good News From the Woods | Researchers and architects are envisioning new, innovative roles for wood in a sustainable future
  • Did You Know? | Do-It-Yourself survey results

July 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | High-Tech for Forest Health: LIDAR, Drones and Lasers
  • Did You Know? | Lumber Milling Efficiency

June 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | “A Forester’s View of a Working Forest” interactive, illustrated map
  • Did You Know? | The economics of Washington’s forest products sector

May 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | New “Future” campaign shares optimistic message about role of working forestry with Puget Sound residents
  • Shareable, Informative Bonus Content | Seattle Times WFPA-sponsored content
  • Did You Know? | The statistics of replanting

April 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Have no fear, newly homeschooling parents. Online forestry-focused educational resources are a click away.
  • Did You Know? | How much of Washington forestland is actively logged? Available for logging? Restricted?

March 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Homeland Security: Forest sector is a part of critical infrastructure
  • Did You Know? | March 21st is the International Day of Forests

February 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Hancock Forest Management celebrates the completion of major aquatic restoration projects
  • Stay Updated | Subscribe for natural carbon solutions updates
  • Know the Lingo?
  • Correction | Fixing an error in January 2020 “Know the Lingo?”

January 2020

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Everett Herald Editorial Board: “State should follow example of private forestlands”
  • We’re introducing Washington to a natural carbon solution | Subscribe for natural carbon solutions updates
  • Did You Know? | What is the tree planting season?
  • Know the Lingo? | Board foot

December 2019

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  • The Good News From the Woods | Snohomish County State of Our Waters Report
  • Did You Know? | Carbon sequestration of the average single family home
  • Know the Lingo?

Working Forest Action Network Blasts

February 12, 2018

(Archived email)

Help make Olympia happy again

  • Help us say “thank you” for House passage of HB 2710.

June 26, 2017

(Archived email)

Is rural Washington being left behind?

  • Some of Washington is doing very well. A lot of the state, well, isn’t. | Rural unemployment far higher than more populous areas
  • Commissioner Hilary Franz is working on a rural jobs initiative

May 19, 2017

(Archived email)

Be in the forest in seconds*

  • National American Forest Partnership “Walk in the Woods” website
  • Building better, less expensive classrooms with CLT
  • Private forest landowners recognized by state officials for monumental work on fish passage

April 24, 2017

(Archived email)

We CAN save more salmon

  • Updates on legislation to streamline RMAP 

March 28, 2017

(Archived email)

Science and forestry are essential partners

  • Report on large-scale forest management experiment in the Olympic Experimental State Forest
  • “10 of 10 Salmon Prefer Cool, Clean Water: Foresters Agree” billboard design is in the final running for a prestigious OBIE Award

February 14, 2017

(Archived email)

Using wood to build “green” schools and save green cash

January 30, 2017

(Archived email)

We asked for your opinion. Here’s what you said.

  • Results from our online poll about the priorities for the Washington State Lands Commissioner 

January 17, 2017

(Archived email)

Priorities?

  • An invitation to an online poll about the priorities for the Washington State Lands Commissioner 

December 20, 2016

(Archived email)

Fishers (the furry kind) are returning to our forests

November 22, 2016

(Archived email)

Smart biofuel runs cross-country flight

  • Report on first cross-country commercial flight run partly from wood-derived biofuel – a Boeing 737-800 flown by Alaska Airlines 

November 3, 2016

(Archived email)

Good ideas don’t just happen

October 11, 2016

(Archived email)

We need your help. Let’s talk about state trust lands, jobs and wages in your area.

September 29, 2016

(Archived email)

Tall wood building news from across the border *and* results from our reader poll

September 13, 2016

(Archived email)

Washington’s forests and our schools are connected

August 29, 2016

(Archived email)

Get the facts about healthy forests and wildfire – HealthyForestFacts.org

August 15, 2016

(Archived email)

Rethink what it means to be active in our forests

August 8, 2016

(Archived email)

Steve McLaughlin comes out ahead in our Public Lands Commissioner poll

July 15, 2016

(Archived email)

What’s the direction you want for state leadership of public lands? [CORRECTED]

July 1, 2016

(Archived email)

89 percent

June 17, 2016

(Archived email)

Some big choices lay ahead

June 3, 2016

(Archived email)

10 of 10 salmon prefer cool, clean water

May 20, 2016

(Archived email)

More calls for pragmatic state management of forests

May 7, 2016

(Archived email)

Will we see the forest for the trees this November?

April 22, 2016

(Archived email)

Better future = more doing + doing more

April 8, 2016

(Archived email)

If what’s past is prologue, we owe a lot to the foresters of yesteryear.

March 10, 2016

(Archived email)

Forests, Fish, Water, Wood, Jobs

February 26, 2016

(Archived email)

How’s your gov’t doing on wildfire reform?

February 16, 2016

(Archived email)

Healthy forests and cleaner energy can be connected. Read on.

February 1, 2016

(Archived email)

What’s tall, smart and grows in Washington?

January 15, 2016

(Archived email)

75 years

December 18, 2015

(Archived email)

Warm wishes from your friends in Washington’s working forests

November 26, 2015

(Archived email)

We have thanks to give

November 13, 2015

(Archived email)

Your thoughts on forestry do matter. Will you share them?

October 30, 2015

(Archived email)

How many jobs in WA are tied to forestry?

October 12, 2015

(Archived email)

How important is forestry to Washington? Very. Get the facts.

September 28, 2015

(Archived email)

Our forests are growing

September 11, 2015

(Archived email)

We can’t avoid talking about this

August 28, 2015

(Archived email)

We have something to say about preventing future wildfires

August 10, 2015

(Archived email)

Federal forest reform is needed sooner than later

July 25, 2015

(Archived email)

Check it out: new, fact-packed, action-oriented WorkingForestAction.org

July 10, 2015

(Archived email)

Warning: Zombies in Washington’s forests

June 26, 2015

(Archived email)

An emergency statewide burn ban is on

June 12, 2015

(Archived email)

The Navy did a great thing for working forests and conservationists on Kitsap

May 29, 2015

(Archived email)

Carbon, meet working forests, a solution.

May 15, 2015

(Archived email)

Guided by science, forestry is always moving forward

May 1, 2015

(Archived email)

Washington state Senate honors Billy Frank Jr.

April 17, 2015

(Archived email)

STEM education happens outdoors, too

April 6, 2015

(Archived email)

Good things like fish habitat preservation require coordination

March 30, 2015

(Archived email)

Full circle: Trends in building tall with wood reach well-forested Northwest

March 13, 2015

(Archived email)

Why’d the salmon cross the road? You may not laugh at the answer.

February 27, 2015

(Archived email)

Solutions to fish passage require a coordinated approach

February 13, 2015

(Archived email)

Washingtonians + working forests = match made in heaven

January 30, 2015

(Archived email)

Signs are good that Washington State’s commitment to science-based forestry will continue

January 16, 2015

(Archived email)

Biomass is good business, smart policy for Washington State

January 9, 2015

(Archived email)

Thank you

December 19, 2014

(Archived email)

Time to hold their feet to the fire

December 5, 2014

(Archived email)

The state’s commitment to science-based adaptive forest management must continue

November 21, 2014

(Archived email)

PBS documentary shares what scientists have learned about Oso

November 10, 2014

(Archived email)

Forestry’s future—and Washington State’s role in it—looks very bright

October 24, 2014

(Archived email)

Let science guide the way

October 3, 2014

(Archived email)

Stewardship of our sustainable forest environment is a privilege

May 19, 2014

(Archived email)

Beginning tonight Washington TV, Radio and Web Audiences Find Out What Modern Forestry Really Means