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DNR to revamp Virginia Ridge timber sale; meet with public

DNR to revamp Virginia Ridge timber sale; meet with public

Unusually high public interest in a timber sale proposed for Virginia Ridge — and concerns about its aesthetic impact and wildfire risk — prompted the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to revise its approach to the logging and to schedule a …
Critics question potential impact of 735-acre DNR logging plan

Critics question potential impact of 735-acre DNR logging plan

A logging and a timber sale proposed by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on hillsides above Big Valley and below Sun Mountain Lodge would create “a 600-acre clear-cut in the middle of the valley,” according to one critic. That assessment by Peter Goldman, an attorney with the Washington Forest Law Center, …
Conservation group raises concerns about proposed Wolf Creek logging

Conservation group raises concerns about proposed Wolf Creek logging

By Marcy Stamper A proposed forest-improvement timber sale in the Wolf Creek area won’t allow healthy regeneration of the forest and could exacerbate erosion into the Methow River and endanger fish, according to Conservation Northwest. The conservation group submitted comments this week to the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on the proposed Virginia Ridge...
Forest health measure passes U.S. House

Forest health measure passes U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that proponents say will improve forest health and wildfire response, and opponents describe as sponsoring “logging without laws.” Call the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017,” the measure (H.R. 2936) was passed by the House on Nov. 1 by a largely partisan vote, with only 10...
Environmental group sues to stop logging in Loup Loup watershed

Environmental group sues to stop logging in Loup Loup watershed

An environmental organization has appealed the state’s plans to log 1,200 acres of timber that burned in summer 2015 in the Loup Loup watershed because they say that clearing forests with heavy machinery — particularly after a fire — poses serious risks of erosion. “Research has shown this type of logging dramatically boosts soil erosion, crushes …
Environmental groups worry salvage logging contributed to flood

Environmental groups worry salvage logging contributed to flood

A scientist with Conservation Northwest who visited the areas on Texas Creek that were scoured by a flash flood last week says that a combination of dense, unhealthy forests and subsequent salvage logging contributed to the erosion and debris flows. George Wooten, an associate with Conservation Northwest, and local property …
DNR salvage logging in lower Valley gets go-ahead from state board

DNR salvage logging in lower Valley gets go-ahead from state board

Logging of trees that burned in the Carlton Complex Fire can go forward this spring and summer, now that a state board has denied an appeal to halt the salvage sale in the lower Methow Valley. The Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) found on April 14 that the environmental groups that sought the stay had...
Okanogan County joins legal effort to guarantee salvage logging

Okanogan County joins legal effort to guarantee salvage logging

Argues that trees will lose commercial value if not cut By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County has taken legal action to ensure that a plan to log state land that burned in the Carlton Complex Fire is carried out this spring, so that trees are cut while they have commercial value. The county’s petition also says...

South Summit logging postponed, Nordic trails near Loup Loup to be open

By Ann McCreary
Commercial logging planned for the South Summit area near Loup Loup Pass won’t take place this winter, leaving Nordic skiing on trails in the area unaffected this season.