Washington’s private forest landowners are committed to green, sustainable forestry, but don’t always get credit for it. This campaign educates the public about the industry’s stewardship of the land through its support of the Forests & Fish Law. The results were gratifying: Site visits were up 117%—while the industry recorded the best approval scores in the 20-year history of its annual public opinion survey.
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We are pleased to announce that One Voice for Working Forests, a blog for those of us concerned about the West’s working forests, has moved to the home page of the Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA). The One Voice blog has been active since January 2010, exploring the issues that the forestry industry, rural residents [...]
The spotted owl has caused untold economic suffering over the last 20 years, as the Northwest timber harvest was cut down to a fraction of its former self and rural communities across Washington, Oregon and California lost jobs and livelihoods. Now a new study by Oregon State University and Michigan State University is saying well, [...]
Timber counties in the West got some good news earlier this month when Northwest legislators announced they had secured a one-year extension of timber payments. But it was a Pyrrhic victory. The money barely made a dent in the counties’ financial problems and it did nothing to answer the larger question: how do rural counties [...]