WEC sees our state forests as more than just sources of timber revenue. Trees help clean our air and water, sequester carbon, and provide critical habitat for some of our most vulnerable wildlife.
Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages 2.1 million acres of public forestlands. We engage with the agency and the Board of Natural Resources, which sets the policies that guide DNR, on a variety of decisions to ensure that scientifically sound, forward-thinking management practices are implemented on these lands to keep our forests and communities healthy and conserve vital habitat for threatened and endangered species in the face of the climate crisis. This includes engagement on marbled murrelet conservation and the Sustainable Harvest Calculation.
Sally Paul, Evergreen Forests Program Associate