Wash. DNR looking for forest owners for conservation program


For forest owners in Washington State, the state Department of Natural Resources is looking for owners interested in the Rivers and Habitat Open Space Program. The program “buys conservation easements. Two types of habitat can qualify for easements: trees within a channel migration zone and trees within critical habitat for state-listed threatened and endangered species (like northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets) in upland areas.”

The program does not currently have funding, but DNR is looking for forest owners who are interested in signing up to help show the Legislature that the program should be funded next year. Go here for more information.