Following the late 2019 release of a plan to conserve marbled murrelet habitat on state-owned timberland, the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) has been hit by three lawsuits, two claiming that DNR is abandoning its mandate to maximize timber sale revenue for state schools and another claiming the state didn’t go far enough in protecting murrelet habitat.
A small seabird that spends much of its time over salt water and nests in older age class coastal trees, the murrelet is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the DNR was required to produce a murrelet conservation plan.
The plan released by the state lowers timber harvest levels for 10 years, and sets an average harvest target of 465MMBF, which is 85MMBF less than the previous decade’s target that wasn’t ultimately met.
Xylexpo, the premiere Italian woodworking trade show that sees visitors from around the world, will move away from its traditional date in May due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19…
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has teamed up with Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) to purchase 17 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from SPI’s cogeneration plant at its Burlington sawmill in Mount Vernon, Wash…
Bob Jordan Led Company, Industry, StateRobert Byrd (Bob) Jordan III, who led Jordan Lumber & Supply Inc. to become one of the most progressive sawmill operations…
Hatton-Brown Publishers Inc. released a statement regarding its operations during the coronavirus crisis as follows: “As we all deal with personal, family…
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