Twana, Sqʷuqʷóbəš (Skokomish),Nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əmm (S’Klallam), kʷínayɬ (Quinault) , Chimakum, Quilcene qʷəʔlsíd (Quilcene) and, Chalá·at (Hoh) peoples
Quinault Indian Nation, Hoh Indian Tribe
In 2022 there was a community effort to protect the Penny Wise timber sale. Sadly it got clearcut in early 2023. This has motivated concerned community members to fight even harder for the defense of legacy forests, with some exciting success at the county level of government.
We are grateful to collaborate with the Olympic Forest Coalition and other community groups on legacy forest defense in Jefferson County. Jefferson County Board of Commissioners has taken some very encouraging steps towards protecting legacy forests under threat.
Legacy Forests in Jefferson County
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Letters of Support
from County and State Orgs
Letter from Jefferson County Board of Commissioners requesting the conservation and ecological management of legacy forests throughout the county, 6/27/23
Letter from Public Lands Commissioner Franz committing to collaborating with Jefferson County Board of Commissioners on management of forests for which the county is the trust beneficiary, 6/7/23
Press release for successful lawsuit in Jefferson County Superior Court challenging DNR’s failure to assess the negative climate impacts of timber sales, 2/27/22
Our Coalition Partners in Jefferson
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 below!
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.