Timber has deep roots in Washington’s Lewis County

Ashley BachBLOG

An article this week in the Centralia Chronicle delves into the rich history of forestry in Lewis County, Wash., where timber has been a key driver of the economy for nearly 140 years. Workers and equipment were brought in and logs and finished lumber were shipped downriver to Grays Harbor and by rail to the east. The introduction in the … Read More

Small Washington town gets big on fire prevention

Ashley BachBLOG

The city of Roslyn in Kittitas County, Wash., was threatened last summer by the 37,000-acre Jolly Mountain Fire, one of the worst wildfires the county has seen in modern times. More than 1,000 residents near the city were evacuated. That added a special urgency to a tour earlier this month by local Roslyn fire officials as part of national Wildfire … Read More

Mass timber inspires a new generation of foresters

Ashley BachBLOG

We’ve written often in recent years about the tremendous outlook for cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber products. One of the most vocal advocates for the use of CLT in the construction of tall buildings is British Columbia architect Michael Green, who starred a few years ago in a series of wood-building videos sponsored by the Washington Forest Protection Association, the Washington … Read More