• Natural Resources Board Meets in Olympia

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – At its regular monthly meeting today, the state Board of Natural Resources approved a proposal by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to offer for harvest an estimated $15.6 million worth of timber from selected state trust lands at public auction in May. The approved amount represents the combined minimum acceptable bids for 12 proposed timber sales.

    The sales will be offered at auction the last week of May at an average price of $241 per thousand board feet. The board, which represents beneficiaries of state trust lands such as public schools, counties and state universities, also reviewed the results of auctions completed in March, which brought in $9.4 million to the trusts.

    The proposed auctions approved today are for opportunities to harvest timber from state trust lands in Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom counties. A list of the locations and other details for each sale is on the DNR website at www.dnr.wa.gov

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