For over 50 years, WEC has worked to protect Washington’s forests for current and future generations. The goal of the Evergreen Forests Program is to ensure Washington State remains the Evergreen State by protecting state forest land, sustainably managing our private forest land, bringing new incentives and partners to the table, strengthening forestry issues in local communities, and holding our elected officials accountable.

Learn more about the Evergreen Forests Program via the links below or by exploring our interactive Story Map.

For more information, contact Lisa Remlinger, Evergreen Forests Program Director, at

Evergreen Forests News and Stories

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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Ask the Board of Natural Resources to develop a carbon policy

Ask the Board to develop and adopt a carbon and climate change policy for our state-managed forests!

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