Gov. Inslee signs forestry industry carbon bill

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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 recognizing and supporting the complete forest products sector as a climate solution, which includes landowners, mills, bioenergy, pulp and paper, harvesting and … Read More

Gov. Inslee approves forestry industry carbon bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Olympia, Wash. (March 25, 2020) – Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law ESSHB 2528, legislation acknowledging the essential role Washington state’s forestry industry and working forests play in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and affirming it is in the public’s interest to support all aspects of a fully integrated forest sector in the state. The … Read More

Gov. Inslee presented with bill to recognize forest sector as part of climate solution

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A bill recognizing the important role working forests play in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is set to become law. Washington lawmakers passed SB 6355 and HB 2528 in early March, sending the legislation to Gov. Jay Inslee for signing. Once enacted into law, state agencies would recognize and support efforts by timber companies to sequester carbon through reforestation … Read More

Gov. Inslee increases culvert removal investments

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Removing culverts and improving salmon passageways must be prioritized, said Gov. Jay Inslee in a recent news release. Inslee announced that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) would begin repairing or replacing state-owned highway culverts that impede on fish migration promptly. The directive, which is in response to a court order, increases culvert repairs to a total $275 million over … Read More

Gov. Inslee proclaims Washington Forest Products Industry Week

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Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Oct. 16-22 as Washington Forest Products Industry Week, honoring the state’s third largest manufacturing sector, which supports 42,000 direct jobs and another 64,000 forestry-related jobs. The week honoring the Washington forestry industry coincides with National Forest Products Week, which is always the third week in October. The proclamation from Inslee urges all Washington residents to … 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

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Sustainable forestry is our natural carbon solution About the Forest Products Sector Carbon Bill The Forest Products Sector Carbon Bill – HB 2528 – is landmark legislation that recognizes the critical role the entire forest products sector plays in addressing climate change. The bill, signed into law on March 25th, 2020, distinguishes the private forestry sector as one of the … Read More

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Recent Blog Posts View More Our Current Focus 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 … Read More