Large trees support entire ecosystems of their own, offering niche habitats for wildlife, and playing a disproportionate role in carbon absorption. Micro-habitat diversity has been demonstrated to increase with increasing tree diameter. Bark structures such as bark pockets, bark pockets with decay, and bowls in the bark of old growth trees can support a diverse array of fungi, lichens, and invertebrates.
Write to DNR Now!
Let DNR know that you are opposed to the continued logging of the last remaining native forests in the Chehalis River Basin.
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Dear Mr. Wisch,
I am writing to urge you to cancel the Point Blank timber sale. This century-old forest represents an irreplaceable part of our natural heritage. Many of the dominant trees are close to four feet in diameter and 200 feet tall. Forests such as this have virtually disappeared from Southwestern Washington. What little remains is on state trust lands managed by DNR.
These forests are not renewable resources. They play a critical role in mitigating the impacts of climate change, and preserving genetic diversity and biological legacies of the old growth forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest, and should be protected.
Thank you for listening.
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This email will be sent to the following people:
DNR Pacific Cascade Region
DNR Deputy Supervisor for State Uplands
Board Member and Professor
University of Washington
Board Member and Superintendant
of Public Instruction
Richard T. Koenig
Board Member and Interim Dean
WSU College of Agriculture
Board Member and Senior Budget
Assistant to Jay Inslee
These trees were sold to the Murphy Plywood Company in December of 2021. Write to Murphy and them and ask them to cancel their contract with DNR.
We appealed this timber sale to the Lewis County Superior Court but were forced to withdraw our lawsuit after Lewis County intervened.
Read our Notice of Appeal
Read our Letter to the Board of Natural Resources
Note: Location shown on map is approximate.
See sale map for exact location.