Sdukʷalbixʷ (Snoqualmie), bəqəlšuł (Muckleshoot), dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish) , Stuləgʷábš (Stillaguamish), and Xʷsəq̓ʷəb (Suquamish) peoples
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
King County has hundreds of acres of legacy forests that are under threat in the next 3 years. We need your help to urge King County Council to take action. 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.
Legacy Forests in King County
News and Updates from King County
We engaged our community in King County, asking the King County Councilmembers to pause the 100 acre Wishbone timber sale. The DNR did not disclose the climate impacts this sale would have under the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA). King County Councilmembers listened and agreed with the community, pausing the sale and asking that the DNR reconsider their approach to managing mature forests in King County!
Letters of Support
from County and State Orgs
Letter from King County Council requesting that DNR defer the auction of Wishbone timber sale because of the negative climate impacts of logging mature forests, 7/20/23
Letter from Public Lands Commissioner Franz committing to collaborating with King County Council on management of forests for which the county is the trust beneficiary, 6/7/23
Our Coalition Partners in King County
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.