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

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  • Washington Community Leaders Asked to Help Schools

    TACOMA, Wash. – School will start again before you know it and, for parents, that also means figuring out what to do with the kids in the hours after school. The City of Tacoma has decided it’s not just a problem for parents, and wants to include more businesses and community leaders in developing and supporting after-school activities.

    Connie Ladenburg, a member of the Tacoma City Council, says it’s a way to pass along skills to the next generation – that someday will be running the city.

    "It’s a paradigm shift of thinking, because now we are really reaching out to our whole community, all of the people involved in our city, and asking them, ‘Please, please, please come and be involved with our young people. They need your support and your encouragement.’"

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