Tag Archives: Forest Service

Bridge inspections begin on Olympic National Forest

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Engineers from Olympic National Forest will conduct bridge inspections this week through September 12. By law, bridge inspections are required every two years to ensure that the bridges within Olympic National Forest are compliant with National Bridge

Fire restrictions in effect on WDFW-managed lands, no smoking

OLYMPIA, Wash. - With unusually dry conditions and wildfires burning in parts of the state, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is prohibiting campfires and other activities on all agency-managed lands.


The emergency order now in effect prohibits:


  • Fires or

Forest Service seeks comment on two Olympic Penninsula thinning projects

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wash. - The US Forest Service is proposing the thinning of about 5,000 acres in the Queets River watershed, north of Lake Quinault.
The purpose of the project is to restore and improve late-successional habitat conditions, generate economic

Elk Foundation Grants Fund Research and Habitat Work in State

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Enhancing over 10,000 acres of habitat and using GPS collars to research the Snoqualmie Valley elk herd top a list of Washington conservation projects slated to receive 2012 grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Dicks and Murray Drop Portion of Wild Olympics Proposal, Close in on Legislation

ABERDEEN, Wash. - In an effort to further tame the Wild Olympics proposal, and come closer to legislation, Sen. Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks announced yesterday that the group is dropping the 'willing seller, willing buyer' component of the

Using Northwest Timber to Produce Green Energy and Create Jobs

Washington, D.C.- The forests of the Northwest have enormous potential to produce clean, green energy, according to experts who participated today in a field briefing of the House Science and Technology Committee's Energy and Environment Subcommittee led by Congressman Brian

Prosecutors Seek 18 Months for Aberdeen Resident Who Led Timber Theft Ring

     TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man responsible for stealing old-growth red cedar trees - some more than 600 years old - from the Olympic National Forest is being sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.
      Prosecutors are seeking

House on Track to Pass Public Lands Package — Includes Cantwell Measures

Today, the House of Representatives is on track to pass the Public Lands Package; it will then be sent to President Obama who has indicated he will sign it into law.  The package includes many provisions secured by Sen. Cantwell

DNR firefighter Albert Kassel receives Pacific Northwest Excellence in Dispatching Award for 2008

OLYMPIA – Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark announced today that Albert Kassel, manager of the Emergency Coordination Center of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been named to top honors by the Northwest Wildfire Coordination