These old growth Cedar trees are some of the last remaining trees of their kind on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula. Older, un-planted forests have all but disappeared between Highway 104 and Port Townsend.
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Let DNR know that you are opposed to the logging of this irreplaceable legacy forest.
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Dear Mr. Wisch,
I am writing to urge you to cancel the Bedford Sorts timber sale. This sale would result in the logging of some of the last remaining acres of un-planted, structurally complex lowland forest near Willapa Bay. Parts of this sale contain legacy trees that are over four feet in diameter and close to 200 feet tall.
We are in the midst of a global warming crisis. Now is not the time to be logging century-old trees, or replacing fire resistant older forests with young, fire-prone tree plantations that are susceptible to future climate disturbances, and may increase the fire risk to nearby residential areas.
The logging of mature legacy forests on DNR managed lands also violates Board of Natural Resources policies intended to preserve older forests, which dictate that structurally complex forests may be considered for harvest only after older forest have been met. These forests play a critical role in preserving genetic diversity and biological legacies of the old growth forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest.
Thank you for listening.
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Eric Wisch, Manager
DNR Pacific Cascade Region
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Pacific Cascade Region
Deputy Supervisor for State Uplands
WRITE to DNR
Tell DNR to Stop the needless destruction of the last remaining lowland legacy forests in the Willapa Hills.
Note: Location shown on map is approximate.
See sale map for exact location.