Twenty years after the Northwest Forest Plan was adopted, a new set of reports have been released that analyze the effectiveness of the Plan. The reports, which focus on the last five years, are available at: http://www.reo.gov/monitoring/reports/20yr-report/
Also see the following articles for a summary of the reports' findings:
Washington State Society of American Foresters is hosting the third annual Forest Products Legislative Reception in Olympia on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Please plan on attending. We are well supported by several companies and organizations and have reached out to smaller non-profits encouraging them to attend.
Cooperative at the University of Washington, Center for Intensive Planted-forest at Oregon State University, and US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station. The outcomes provide information for wood property model construction and further research in assessing stand conditions on Douglas‐fir plantations. She would be presenting some results in growth parameters and wood property respects.
The program focused on dry forest restoration strategies and treatments with an outstanding cadre of speakers from the US Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, a non-governmental organization, and a consultant from British Columbia. These presentations were excellent and provided ample time for questions and answers.
Paul Wagner of Darrington received a Special Award of Recognition at the meeting. Paul is a forester with Atterbury Consultants working with private forest landowners in northern Washington. He was recognized for his continuing efforts to promote professional forestry education and networking by organizing meetings and educational events in the North Puget Sound region.