Our Current Focus
Forest landowners are doing their part for salmon recovery, but forestry is just one part of the salmon life cycle. All activities in a watershed that affects streams must do their part to protect riparian areas and remove fish passage barriers for fish to thrive.
Sustainable Forestry is a Natural Carbon Solution
Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law on Wednesday, March 25th legislation that recognizes the essential role Washington state’s forestry industry and working forests play in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The legislation formally establishes a state policy (ESHB 2528) recognizing and supporting the complete forest products sector as a climate solution, which includes landowners, mills, bioenergy, pulp and paper, harvesting and transportation infrastructure necessary to continue sustainable forestry, production and transportation of the state’s wood products.
We Can Reduce Wildfire Risk
Unhealthy forests and climate change played a significant role in this year’s wildfires, but state lawmakers can help prevent the catastrophic damage and devastation from future massive wildfires, according to an opinion piece authored by leaders representing private forestland owners, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and an environmental organization.