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NATURALLY REGENERATED HEMLOCK FOREST

VTwin is rife with 2-4 foot wide Western Hemlock, many of which probably started as understory trees that loggers left when they cut larger trees several generations ago.

 

If left undisturbed, Western hemlock occasionally grow 5-9 feet wide, well over 200 feet tall, and 400-500 years old before they finally fall naturally to nourish the forest floor.

Write to DNR Now!

Let DNR know that you are opposed to the continued logging of the last remaining native forests in the Pilchuck River Watershed.

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Dear Mr. Guthrie,

I am writing to urge you to cancel the VTwin timber sale. The older forest in the project area represents an irreplaceable part of our natural heritage. The dominant canopy in parts of this forest contains hemlock trees that were probably seedlings left from the first logging operation in the World War II era.

 

Structurally diverse forests such as this one have virtually disappeared from the North Puget Sound lowlands. Most of what remains is on state trust lands managed by DNR. These forests are not renewable resources and should be protected. They play a critical role in mitigating the impacts of climate change and preserving the genetic diversity and biological legacies of the native forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest.

Thank you for listening.

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This email will be sent to the following people:

Jay Guthrie

Region Manager

DNR Northwest Region

360-856-3500

jay.guthrie@dnr.wa.gov

Laurie Bergvall
State Lands Assistant Region Manager
360-854-2847

laurie.bergvall@dnr.wa.gov

Angus Brodie

DNR Deputy Supervisor for State Uplands
360-902-2122
angus.brodie@dnr.wa.gov

Bill Peach

Board Member and Commissioner

Clallum County

360-417-2233

bpeach@co.clallam.wa.us

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Dan Brown

Board Member and Professor

University of Washington

206-685-1928

danbro@uw.edu

Chris Reykdal

Board Member and Superintendant

of Public Instruction

360-725-6000

chris.reykdal@k12.wa.us

Richard T. Koenig

Board Member and Interim Dean
WSU College of Agriculture

509-335-9223

richk@wsu.edu

Jim Cahill
Board Member and 
Senior Budget

Assistant to Jay Inslee

360-902-0569

jim.cahill@ofm.wa.gov

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VTWIN

TIMBER SALE

Pilchuck Watershed Legacy Forests Map

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Google Earth

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Note:  Location shown on map is approximate.

See sale map for exact location.