Carbon Friendly Forestry Conference: Community and Climate Solutions

Learn about Natural Climate Solutions and carbon sequestration from intern Rhys

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Conservationists respond to lawsuits by timber industry with suit calling for management of Washington’s state forests to benefit “all the people”

Conservation Northwest, Olympic Forest Coalition, Washington Environmental Council and local individuals filed complaint in King County Superior Court on January 2nd calling on the Department of Natural Resources to manage public forests for the public good.

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Washington Environmental Community sets bold agenda for 2020 Legislative Session

After passing years of backlogged environmental bills in 2019 , room opens to address long standing environmental issues like urgent climate action, orca and salmon recovery, and a growing crisis from plastic pollution

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Washington Board of Natural Resources conservation strategy fails state forests, threatened wildlife, and rural communities

Final plan for marbled murrelet recovery shows lack of leadership..

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2019 State of our Forests and Public Lands Report

How has our current Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, been doing?

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WEC Requests Board of Natural Resources to Adopt Carbon Policy

On behalf of WEC and the Washington Forest Law Center, the UW Regulatory Environmental Law & Policy Clinic requested that the Board of Natural Resources (BNR) adopt a carbon policy to guide how the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages forests in the face of climate change.

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More trees, cool water, and healthy fish

Cool temperatures in our headwater mountain streams are essential to providing habitat for amphibians and downstream fish.

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Ecological Forest Management: What it Looks Like at the Nisqually Community Forest

We visited the Nisqually Community Forest to learn about ecological forest management.

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2018 State of Our Forests and Public Lands Report

Look back on the Commissioner’s first 18 months in office to reflect on where progress has been made, where work still needs to be done, and where things need improvement.

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Chimacum Ridge Forest: Benefits for our Environment, Economy, and Ecosystem

Our work in Chimacum is a big step towards our goal of converting one million acres of industrially managed private forest to ecologically and sustainably managed forest.

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Rethinking Rural in Washington

WEC’s Evergreen Forests team attended the Rethinking Rural Symposium in Port Townsend – here’s what they learned!

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The Olympic Experimental State Forest

A walk through the Olympic Experimental State Forest shows us that achieving the right balance between generating money from tree harvest and setting them aside for conservation is complex — and no one expects this to be easy.

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Forestry In Focus

Our forests store more carbon than most forests across the globe, but how will we achieve sustainable, ecological management of our forests while meeting our state’s timber needs?

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Update on the Marbled Murrelet and Sustainable Harvest Calculation

Washington’s Board of Natural Resources made two important decisions for forests on our state lands: one for marbled murrelets and the other on the Sustainable Harvest Calculation.

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Marbled Murrelet Coalition Statement on preferred alternative for Murrelet Long Term Conservation Strategy

This approach does not comply with Endangered Species Act requirements – we need to do more to protect the marbled murrelet.

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Good News For Forests

With this new grant system, no need for a heavier harvest than the landowners would like.

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Murrelet Survival Project Podcasts

The Marbled Murrelet is unique among endangered species–it’s vulnerable at sea and on land, from oil spills to logging to general human disruption.

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Hope for the Future of our Forests, Farms, and Water

Those of us who fight to protect forests in our state and across the nation must join together with courage and tenacity.

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The next public lands commissioner? A reformer

We need Washington’s next commissioner of public lands to be open-minded to alternative ways of doing business.

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State of Our Forests

Our job is to keep you informed about how well elected officials are managing our forests. How has Commissioner Goldmark been doing?

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