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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Carbon Footprints in the Forest, Part 2

According to WEC’s own Paula Swedeen, the Nisqually carbon credit project is a step in the right direction when it comes to valuing ecosystem services.

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Microsoft buys carbon credits in forest near Rainier to offset pollution

Microsoft bought carbon credits certified by a California regulatory program that will preserve 520 acres of forest near Mount Rainier.

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First Forest Project in Washington State To Meet California Carbon Standards

Microsoft purchases credits to offset their carbon emissions, thanks to our work with the Nisqually Land Trust.

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6000 Signatures, 6000 Cranes

Students deliver 6,000 signatures folded as cranes to protect Marbled Murrelet forest habitat.

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Capturing Carbon with Washington’s Forests

Should we harvest managed forests on short rotations or longer rotations? Paula weighs in.

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Communities Stand Tall to Protect Forests

The Nisqually Community Forest aims to eventually bring at least 30,000 acres of privately owned forest.

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