It could be the wood used to build your home, or the source of the clean streams in your community, or your preference for products made from sustainable and renewable resources. You, like every Washingtonian, have your own relationship with working forests.
Because forests are working, nearly 106,000 people have family-wage jobs and, on average, state and local governments receive almost $212 million of revenue each year. Because forests are working, cool, clean water flows on thousands of miles of streams and the carbon-friendly wood we need for responsible growth is grown and harvested.
Our region is always on the cutting edge. In Washington’s modern forestry sector, scientific observation and data-gathering are routinely used to manage sustainable healthy forests that support our demand for renewable wood and a cleaner environment.
Working as a wildlife biologist is a fulfilling career that aligns with my lifelong passion for the natural world. My curiosity began as a child in the Oregon wilderness, exploring the rivers and mountains with my family. These childhood experiences led to young adult adventures which inspired me to pursue... Read the full article ...Read More »
Unlike most foresters I did not obtain a degree in forestry, but in ecology and conservation biology with a minor in wildlife, and I am now working on my Natural Resource Policy and Administration master’s degree from the University of Florida. I have done everything from environmental education to marine biology... Read the full article ...Read More »
The Working Forests Action Network is a grassroots network of individuals who careLearn More »
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