Allow Timber Harvesting In Washington State

Here is a copy of the letter we will send to your lawmakers:

I support Washington’s state trust timber program

This message is to support the management of Washington state trust lands. As working forests, sustainable forest management on these lands provides important funding for school construction and community services and supports thousands of jobs. It also helps meet our need for wood products.

Expanding the use of carbon-storing wood products is internationally recognized as a practical solution to reducing carbon emissions. Forest management also helps make forests more resilient to the effects of climate change, including the recent wildfires that emit massive quantities of carbon and toxic smoke.

Further reducing sustainable timber harvests here in Washington by setting aside more state trust lands will not only result in reduced funding for public services, but it will also lead to increased imports of wood products from other countries, including those with illegal logging and weak environmental protections, or increased reliance on less environmentally friendly materials like concrete and steel.

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