Part of this timber sale never was logged. This area likely burned in a fire in the mid-1800's. Some of the trees that grew back are now more than six feet in diameter and up to 220 feet tall. Old growth forests have virtually disappeared from the North Olympic coast. This is one of only a handful of such stands that remain on the North Olympic plateau.
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Dear Ms. Griswold,
Three months ago, Hilary Franz made a promise to protect forests that are nearing old growth on state forestlands. The "On the Line" timber sale, proposed by DNR in April would include the logging of legacy trees that are over five feet in diameter and up to 160 years old. This may the last remaining forest of its kind near the North Olympic coast.
We are in the midst of a global warming crisis, and an unprecedented decline in global biodiversity. Now is not the time to be logging 160-year old trees, or replacing fire resistant older forests with young, fire-prone tree plantations that are susceptible to future climate disturbances.
The logging of mature legacy forests on DNR managed lands also violates Board of Natural Resources policies intended to preserve older forests, which dictate old growth forests must be protected. These forests play a critical role in preserving genetic diversity and biological legacies of the old growth forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest. I urge you to cancel this timber sale.
Thank you for listening.
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