State lawmakers boost mass timber and rural communities


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2018 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 OLYMPIA – Rural communities and forest landowners received a big boost from the Washington Legislature this session with the passage of legislation that will lead to an increase in the use of mass timber products in commercial and residential construction. Mass timber products like cross-laminated timber (CLT) have been … Read More

Wash. forest owners show excellent compliance with state law


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Aug. 11, 2017 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 OLYMPIA – A newly released report from the state Department of Natural Resources shows that Washington’s forest landowners are approaching 100 percent compliance with the state’s forest practices rules. The 2014-5 Compliance Monitoring Program report shows that in the most recent time period studied by DNR (2014-15), the state’s forest … Read More

Kingsbury family named 2017 Tree Farmer of the Year

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Washington State Tree Farm Program Awards Tree Farmer of the Year to the Kingsbury Family’s 5 Springs Tree Farm This year marks 50th anniversary of the Kingsbury family’s 5 Springs Tree Farm being certified by the American Tree Farm System to deliver the multiple objectives of promoting wildlife habitat, providing recreational opportunities, and generating revenue through timber harvests. In recognition … Read More

‘Walk in the Woods’ initiative highlights value of forestry

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Beth Scott Email: Phone: (202) 765-3561 North American Forest Sector Launches New Effort with Open Invitation: Walk in the Woods with Us A new partnership brings together people who are passionate about the future of North America’s forests to share stories about their work and address questions WASHINGTON D.C., May 10, 2017 – Today members of … Read More