Voters support sustainable forest management and carbon benefits

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Voters support sustainable forest management and carbon benefits In a recent public opinion poll of greater Seattle voters in February 2024, results found that voters believe active forest management is important to maintain healthy forests. Key Findings: • 82% of voters believe active forest management, which includes commercial timber harvest, is important to maintain healthy forests. (February 2024) • 83% … Read More

Navigating Forest Carbon Markets: A Guide for Landowners

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Navigating Forest Carbon Markets: A Guide for Landowners A recent peer-reviewed study was released as a guide for small landowners about forest carbon, offsets and markets conducted by Oregon, Washington, and Idaho State Universities. Forests play a crucial role in mitigating climate change by capturing and storing carbon dioxide. Forest carbon markets offer opportunities for landowners to manage their forests … Read More

Labor and Management work together in the Forest

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Washington’s forest products industry is a cornerstone of the state’s economy, providing crucial support to rural communities and offering over 102,000 family wage jobs across all counties. These jobs contribute significantly to local economies, with the forest industry injecting $5.6 billion in wages and $300 million in taxes annually. However, the sustainability of these jobs is at risk due to … Read More

Working forests vital to jobs and mitigating climate change

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Working forests vital to jobs and mitigating climate change Managed forests store more atmospheric carbon than federal lands, UW study finds Working forests are critical to addressing climate change, a University of Washington study finds. Research examining private, state and federal forests found sustainably managed working forests and the wood products they create play an important role in removing greenhouse … Read More

Working Forests Carbon Blueprint Helps Meet State’s Carbon Reduction Goalsts

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Working Forests Carbon Blueprint Helps Meet State’s Carbon Reduction Goals NEWS PROVIDED BY Washington Forest Protection Association  11 Jan, 2024 Active forest management is key to mitigating climate change, and promoting forest health, visit workingforestscarbonblueprint.org. An online resource illustrating the critical role active forest management and wood products play in mitigating climate change is now available. Multiple forest management groups launched … Read More

Striking a Balance Between Economic Productivity and Water Quality

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Striking a Balance: The Science Behind Riparian Buffer Rules for Cool Water and Fish Protection Forest practices play a crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance between economic productivity and environmental conservation, particularly concerning water quality and the well-being of salmon streams. Recent scientific studies, namely the Hardrock and Softrock Experimental Buffer Treatment Studies, have shed light on the efficacy … Read More

53% of Washington’s Forests are Protected, and many are dying

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Washington’s forests are appreciated by us all, for their beauty, ecological values, jobs, recreation, and the forests and wood products they provide. We don’t often think about the health of our forests because they look so green from a distance. Those who recreate, hunt, live or work in forests, have a different vantage point, and can see when unmanaged forests … Read More

Women help drive forestry industry forward

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Cinnamon Bear is an education forester with Manulife Forest Management in Orting, Washington. (Manulife Forest Management) By Washington Forest Protection Association Produced by ST Content Studio When Amelia Hermann recently started driving a 30,000-pound (when empty) wood chip truck at work, she was carrying on a three-generation family tradition. “A woman having this job is unusual, but not as unusual … Read More

Wood Sourcing Tool

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Have you ever wondered where your wood comes from? Check out the American Wood Council’s new wood sourcing tool here.

Carbon Stored in Wood Products Extends the Carbon Benefit

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Wood and wood products are key to better carbon capture Aug. 25, 2023 at 9:00 am Updated Aug. 25, 2023 at 9:00 am By  Washington Forest Protection Association Produced by ST Content Studio Washington state has set an ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 95% by 2050. The health of our forests will play a critical role in this reduction. … Read More

Get the facts about forests and carbon

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MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Cindy Mitchell, (360) 791-9372, CMitchell@wfpa.org Carbon Storage is Reduced in Unmanaged Forests Managed forests are a critical tool for fighting climate change and preventing catastrophic wildfires. OLYMPIA, Wash.,– Scientists are warning that U.S. forests are being destroyed by wildfire and losing their ability to absorb carbon as they become older, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read More

New public opinion polling shows support for sustainable forest management and carbon benefits

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New public opinion polling shows support for sustainable forest management and carbon benefits NEWS PROVIDED BY Washington Forest Protection Association  13 Jul, 2023, 11:54 ET MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cindy Mitchell, (360) 791-9372 CMitchell@wfpa.org Managed forests are a critical tool for fighting climate change and preventing catastrophic wildfires. Olympia, Wash. – A recent poll conducted among Washington state voters in June … Read More

Online resource provides carbon blueprint for state’s working forests

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New online resource provides carbon blueprint for state’s working forests NEWS PROVIDED BY Washington Forest Protection Association  12 Jul, 2023, 11:54 ET Active forest management is key to mitigating climate change, and promoting forest health, visit workingforestscarbonblueprint.org. OLYMPIA, Wash., July 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — An online resource illustrating the critical role active forest management and wood products play in mitigating climate change is … Read More

Spirit of collaboration clears a way toward salmon recovery

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By Washington Forest Protection Association, Produced by ST Content Studio In recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about widening gaps between groups of people, especially those who might appear to have differing goals. But the work being done in Washington state to protect dwindling salmon populations is finding power in an old approach to problem solving – coming together … Read More

WFPA recognizes a new era of collaboration at Annual Meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 20, 2021 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, (360) 791-9372 WFPA recognizes a new era of collaboration at Annual Meeting Restoring Washington’s iconic salmon populations is a shared responsibility that requires landowners, state and tribal governments, regulators and other interested parties working together. That was the principal message at the Washington Forest Protection Association’s (WFPA) annual meeting. The … Read More

A Diversity of Forest Land Owners are Keeping Forests Healthy

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It takes a network of people to keep forests healthy   By Washington Forest Protection Association Keeping our forests healthy and resilient to wildfire requires a network of dedicated people — including  foresters, loggers, truck drivers, biologists, conservationists, mill manufacturers and energy workers who convert forest residuals into biofuels. Washington’s diversity of land managers from public, private, state, tribal and federal agencies keep … Read More