Tag Archives: Forest Service

Forest Service Road improvement could block access on the West Fork Humptulips River

Blake ponders whether fish could even get to this small stream flowing across the current access road to the 'upper gravel bar' on the West Fork of the Humptulips River

The National Forest Service plans to block vehicle access to a popular gravel bar on the West Fork of the Humptulips River through proposed improvements to Forest Service Road 2203040 that include a turnaround and parking lot. State Representative Brian Blake

DNR says groundbreaking research could save Washington Douglas fir

Washington Academy of Sciences

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the publication of an important new scientific report on root rot diseases in Douglas fir trees by a Study Committee of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. DNR

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker in Olympic National Park

SEATTLE — A rescue aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., rescued a 60-year-old male that reportedly suffered a broken ankle while hiking in Olympic National Park near Starbuck Mine, Wash., Sunday afternoon. A member of the U.S. Forest

Man steals flashlight from fire truck at fireman’s funeral, “Not too bright” says Police Chief

"I am not sure how much lower you can get than to steal equipment off of a fire truck parked at a funeral for a fallen firefighter." Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers

A Hoquiam man stole a flashlight out of a fire truck over the weekend, during funeral services for a Fire District 16 firefighter. The convicted felon is well known to police in Hoquiam and said that he would have gotten

Hoquiam driver killed in log truck rollover accident

log truck accident

HOQUIAM, Wash. – A Hoquiam truck driver died yesterday after his fully loaded truck and trailer drove off of a Forest Service road in the Capitol Forest near Summit Lake.  Washington State Patrol troopers report 37-year old Michael Webber drove

New grassroots partnership aims to improve grass, roots, on Olympic National Forest

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Representative Derek Kilmer and a group of conservation, timber and local government stakeholders today announced the formation of new a partnership called the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative. Members of the partnership approved the following statement to explain its

Users help Forest Service rethink its road system

EVERETT, Wash. - Every National Forest has to come up with a new plan for its road system in the next couple of years - and in one Washington forest, that effort has become a way to open up the

Impacts of federal shutdown on Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The federal government has begun a partial shutdown after congressional Republicans demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats refused.

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Senate Passes Extension of Cantwell-Championed Rural Schools, Roads Program

Secure Rural Schools program invested over $400,000 in Grays Harbor County in 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed an extension of a key program championed by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) that is critical for roads and schools

U.S. House could vote this week on “Healthy Forests” bill to increase logging of federal forest lands

PORTLAND, Ore. - Legislation that would greatly increase logging on public land could be on the U.S. House floor by Friday.
Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Doc Hastings tells KBKW "The Healthy Forests Act would allow for more economic