Private working forests are working for all of us.
Environmental protection or a healthy state economy? Washington’s private forest landowners are successfully protecting our natural environment and contributing to the state’s economy at the same time. Environment and economy, jobs and sustainability. Who says we have to choose one over the other?
Private Forestry: An Economic Engine
Every 1,000 acres of working forest supports 11 jobs which pay nearly $500,000 in wages each year. For that same 1,000 acres, another $30,000 in taxes and fees are paid to governments, supporting the local economy.
Guided by Science
Adaptive Management is “learning by doing” – using the best available science to monitor and verify that forest practices are meeting the standards set by the Forest & Fish Law.