Washington recognizes critical role of state’s forestry industry

by Ashley Bach It’s appropriate that right around the time Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared Washington Forest Products Industry Week, the state Department of Commerce installed former state legislator Brian Hatfield as the department’s first forestry sector lead. As the Commerce department describes, the state’s forestry industry plays an important… Read the full article …

Cross-laminated timber could help timber towns

by Ashley Bach Things continue to look up for the planned $60 million Oregon Forest Science Complex at Oregon State University. First Seattle’s Plum Creek pledged a sizable donation to the new center, a complex designed to train forestry students and promote the use of innovative wood products like cross-laminated… Read the full article …

Where are forestry jobs in Washington? Use our interactive map to find out.

How much of Washington is forestland today? What about the county where you live? How many jobs are tied to the cycle of growth and harvest occurring every day in working forests? We’ve researched the answers to those important questions and built them into a fully interactive version of the… Read the full article …