U.S. Decision on Fisher Recognizes Landowner Partnerships


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 15, 2016 Contact: Sara Duncan, 503-371-2942, ​sara@ofic.com Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372, ​cmitchell@wfpa.org Lindsay VanLaningham, 916-899-4517, ​lindsayv@calforests.org US Fish & Wildlife Service Decision on Fisher Recognizes Landowner Partnerships On April 14, 2016, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (the “Service”) concluded that west coast populations of fisher are not facing extinction and recognized that collaborative voluntary … Read More

Remembering Sherry Fox, a Washington forestry leader


The Washington forestry community has lost a good friend. We are saddened to hear that Sherry Fox, a tree farmer in Lewis County and former member of the Washington Forest Practices Board, recently passed away.Sherry was very active in the Washington Farm Forestry Association, taking leadership roles on the local and state level from 1993-2002, serving as WFFA’s Policy Coordinator … Read More

Rural communities rise up for active forest management


As state, local and federal leaders continue to take stock after this year’s horrendous wildfire season, the calls for more active management of our state and federal forests are getting louder and louder.The Ellensburg (Wash.) Daily Record recently published testimony in front of a U.S. Senate committee from Kittitas County Commissioner Gary Berndt. The commissioner spoke about the fires that … Read More