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Mar 16, 2018, 05:21 ET WFPA: State lawmakers boost mass timber and rural communities

Rural communities and forest landowners received a big boost from the Washington Legislature this session with the passage of legislation that will...


Oct 20, 2017, 20:44 ET Gov. Inslee proclaims Washington Forest Products Industry Week

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Oct. 16-22 as Washington Forest Products Industry Week, honoring the state's third largest manufacturing sector, which ...


Aug 11, 2017, 20:20 ET Wash. forest owners show excellent compliance with state law

A newly released report from the state Department of Natural Resources shows that Washington's forest landowners are approaching 100 percent...


Apr 15, 2016, 06:12 ET US Fish & Wildlife Service Decision on Fisher Recognizes Landowner Partnerships

On April 14, 2016, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (the "Service") concluded that west coast populations of fisher are not facing...


Oct 20, 2015, 03:15 ET Inslee Lauds Forest Products' Role in Economy, Sustainability

Gov. Jay Inslee's proclamation of this week (Oct. 18-24) as Washington Forest Products Industry Week is proof of the importance of wood products to...


Oct 10, 2014, 10:46 ET Architect Michael Green Talks about Why We Should Build With Wood

Emerging wood technologies will revolutionize the way our cities are built, says acclaimed Vancouver, B.C., architect Michael Green in a new video...


Jan 24, 2014, 09:34 ET Pacific Education Institute Delivers Research-Based Science Education to Students Outside the Formal Classroom

Today a joint work session was held with three legislative committees to investigate how to deliver environmental science education to all children...


Nov 21, 2012, 06:42 ET Forestry group pleased that federal government excluded private land from northern spotted owl critical habitat designation.

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released its final critical habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl, and removed any...


Nov 14, 2012, 05:28 ET Representative Jim Buck, honored with prestigious Stu Bledsoe Award at Annual Forestry Meeting

Jim Buck received the highest award from the forestry association at the Washington Forest Protection Association's (WFPA) 104th annual meeting last...


Jun 05, 2012, 12:29 ET Regulation of logging roads needs a permanent solution, Wash. timber leaders say

The recent news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will regulate logging roads with state-managed best management practices (BMPs)...


Jun 04, 2012, 04:11 ET Regulation of Logging Roads Needs a Permanent Solution, Washington Timber Leaders Say

The recent news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will regulate logging roads with state-managed best management practices (BMPs)...


Mar 23, 2012, 06:19 ET Foresters, Tree Farmers, and Conservationists Applaud Rep. Wilcox for Protecting Rural Jobs & Renewable Energy

Today Gov. Gregoire signed legislation, HB 2238, to help do a better job of spending money on environmental mitigation. This legislation, sponsored...


Mar 08, 2012, 12:59 ET Forest Products Industry Workers Applaud Senator Hatfield for Protecting Rural Jobs & Renewable Energy

Governor Gregoire signed SB 5575, sponsored by Senator Hatfield, which helps preserve the good wage-paying jobs offered by the forest products...


Feb 29, 2012, 07:13 ET Additional Federal Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation on Private Working Forests Works Against Owls and People

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released its proposed critical habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl, doubling the...


Apr 21, 2011, 04:40 ET Forestry Groups Express Continued Concern Over Spotted Owl Plan

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the opening of a 30-day public comment period limited to a technical appendix to the...


Apr 11, 2011, 03:39 ET Instead of Supporting Needed Reforms State Dept. of Natural Resources Advocates for Increased Fees

Mark Doumit, Executive Director of the Washington Forest Protection Association, made the following statement today in response to Commissioner of...


Feb 18, 2011, 05:58 ET New Spotted Owl Plan Would Hurt Rural Economy and Ignore Real Solutions, Forestry Groups Say

The new spotted owl recovery plan written by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is being rushed to completion without taking into account the best...


Nov 16, 2010, 03:05 ET Forestry - Everybody's Green Investment

The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) is holding its 102nd annual meeting on Wednesday, November 17, at the Indian Summer Golf &...


Apr 21, 2010, 04:28 ET Earth Day for K-12 Students and Puget Sound

The Pacific Education Institute and the Puget Sound Partnership will have over twenty school districts (25%) from around Puget Sound joining them at...