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Clallam County


Nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əmm (S’Klallam), Qʷidiččaʔa·tx̌ (Makah), and Quileute peoples 


Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Makah Tribe, Quileute Nation

In 2022 there was a community campaign to stop the Aldwell timber sale that mobilized hundreds of people to take action. Also in 2022 CRF helped form the Elwha Legacy Forest Coalition in response to the clearcutting of legacy forests in such an ecologically sensitive watershed.


Because the Elwha River watershed is a primary source of water for the city of Port Angeles, the Port Angeles City Council requested that the Aldwell auction be put on hold, but the DNR ignored the request and the forest was logged. Clallam County may have more legacy forests than any other county. There are almost 100 units we need to survey in a very short time! There are a number of ways to get involved. We need more people who can give public comments at County Council meetings, write letters to the editor, and survey timber sales.

CRF has developed a report on Mature Forests in the County that Need Our Help!

Legacy Forests in Clallam County

News and Updates from Clallam County

Forest Scene

Events in Your Area

Upcoming Timber Sale Surveys

Grief Ceremony for the Aldwell Forest

March 10, 2024 @ 11am 

Port Angeles, WA


Save the Alley Cat Forest Community Hike

March 17, 2024 @ 11am 

Port Angeles, WA


Celebrate Cancellation of the “Power Plant” timber sale and the Forests of the Elwha River

March 24, 1-4 PM

Meet at the Olympic Adventure Route, Horse Trailer parking area. Our collective hard work led to the cancellation of the “Power Plant” timber sale and permanent protection of 69 acres! Come connect, celebrate, and learn more about what’s next! Hosted by Elizabeth Dunne of the Earth Law Center,


Get in Touch

Click HERE to do volunteer surveying. 

Email for ways to get involved.

Contact Us to Get Involved!

Our Coalition Partners in Clallam County

Elwha Legacy Forest Coalition
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Advocate for a Statewide
Mature Forest Policy

The best way to protect forests in your county is statewide policy change!
Take just a moment and send a letter belo

We need to ensure that the Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, puts an end to logging the last remaining mature forests in western Washington.

Send a letter to the Commissioner of Public Lands and the Board of Natural Resources asking them to enact a moratorium on logging mature forests until a mature forest policy is adopted.

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