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 …

Candidates in Port Angeles port commission race discuss attracting mass-timber manufacturing

Modernized mass-timber products such as cross-laminated timber are meeting a demand for sustainably sourced, renewable materials in the construction of both small and larger buildings. For obvious reasons, Washington has opportunities to lead in CLT manufacturing. In historic timber communities such as the Olympic Peninsula city of Port Angeles, the… Read the full article …