Washington forestry leaders talk 50 years of forest practices

By Clayton Franke
The Daily Chronicle
April 10, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Those who make that their livelihood, and others with a stake in Washington’s forests, are looking back at the successes and failures of 50 years of environmental protection and what lies ahead for the next five decades. …Grays Harbor College hosted the annual meeting of the Washington State Society of American Foresters April 3-5. Attended by about 130 people including state forest and wildlife managers, representatives from private timber companies and tribal natural resource managers, the meeting orbited around the anniversary of the important forest law. …Washington’s earliest forestry laws date back to 1946, when the state first started requiring the industry to replant harvested trees. …The collaborative approach to solving natural resource conflicts when it comes to logging practices continues today. But it’s not without ups and downs. Court Stanley, who has spent nearly 40 years in the wood products industry, likened the collaborative relationship to a marriage.

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