Rural communities rise up for active forest management

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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

Gov. Jay Inslee to headline annual state forestry meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 4, 2014 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 Gov. Jay Inslee to headline annual state forestry meeting Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is the keynote speaker this week at the 106th annual meeting of the Washington Forest Protection Association, which will also mark the 15th anniversary of the state’s landmark Forests & Fish Law, one of the toughest … Read More

Gov. Inslee designates 720,000 acres of federal land for prioritized forest health treatment

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Gov. Inslee designates 720,000 acres of federal land for prioritized forest health treatment. The Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill, authorized governors to identify insect and disease treatment areas within national forests in their states that suffer from severe forest health issues and should be prioritized in federal planning of forest health treatments. Washington joins 35 … Read More

Wood building and forestry education explored at WFPA Annual Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 20, 2013 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 Wood building and forestry education explored at annual state forestry meeting Wood should be the material of the future for many of the world’s buildings because it is an affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly building material, capable of displacing steel or concrete, said Joseph Mayo, the featured speaker at … Read More