State lawmakers boost mass timber and rural communities

Ashley BachNEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2018 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 OLYMPIA – Rural communities and forest landowners received a big boost from the Washington Legislature this session with the passage of legislation that will lead to an increase in the use of mass timber products in commercial and residential construction. Mass timber products like cross-laminated timber (CLT) have been … Read More

Wash. forest owners show excellent compliance with state law

Ashley BachBLOG, NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Aug. 11, 2017 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 OLYMPIA – A newly released report from the state Department of Natural Resources shows that Washington’s forest landowners are approaching 100 percent compliance with the state’s forest practices rules. The 2014-5 Compliance Monitoring Program report shows that in the most recent time period studied by DNR (2014-15), the state’s forest … Read More

Kingsbury family named 2017 Tree Farmer of the Year


Washington State Tree Farm Program Awards Tree Farmer of the Year to the Kingsbury Family’s 5 Springs Tree Farm This year marks 50th anniversary of the Kingsbury family’s 5 Springs Tree Farm being certified by the American Tree Farm System to deliver the multiple objectives of promoting wildlife habitat, providing recreational opportunities, and generating revenue through timber harvests. In recognition … Read More

‘Walk in the Woods’ initiative highlights value of forestry


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Beth Scott Email: Phone: (202) 765-3561 North American Forest Sector Launches New Effort with Open Invitation: Walk in the Woods with Us A new partnership brings together people who are passionate about the future of North America’s forests to share stories about their work and address questions WASHINGTON D.C., May 10, 2017 – Today members of … Read More

Industry highlights leadership, economic contributions at Forest Products Advocacy Day


AF&PA CONTACT: Barbara Riley/Chuck Fuqua, (202) 463-2436, NWPPA: Chris McCabe, (360) 529-8638, WFPA: Cindy Mitchell, (360)-352-1500, Forest Products Industry Highlights Sustainable Manufacturing Leadership, Economic Contributions in Washington State WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) and the Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) are partnering to host … Read More

UW professors win award for study of Oso landslide


Congratulations are in order for two University of Washington professors who published a report about the causes of the 2014 Oso landslide. Joseph Wartman, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences, were part of a 7-person team from the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association (GEER) that just won the Geological Society … Read More