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KITTY KAT
TIMBER SALE

This timber sale has been sold to Chehalis Valley Timber Inc.

WRITE to DNR now and demand that they cancel their contract! 

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OLD LEGACY
TREES

This hemlock is close to five feet in diameter.  Large trees like this play a critical ecological role, offering niche habitats for wildlife, and storing large amounts of carbon.  Micro-habitat diversity has been demonstrated to increase with increasing tree diameter.  Bark structures such as bark pockets, bark pockets with decay, and bowls in the bark can support a diverse array of fungi, lichens, and invertebrates.

Write to DNR Now!

Let DNR know that you are opposed to the logging of this irreplaceable legacy forest.

 

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Dear Mr. Sargent,

 

I am writing to urge you to cancel the Kitty Kat timber sale.  This sale would result in the logging of some of the last remaining acres of un-planted, structurally complex lowland forest in the Mashel River watershed.  Parts of this sale contain legacy trees that are over four feet in diameter and close to 200 feet tall.

We are in the midst of a global warming crisis.  Now is not the time to be logging century-old trees, or replacing fire resistant older forests with young, fire-prone tree plantations that are susceptible to future climate disturbances, and may increase the fire risk to nearby residential areas.

The logging of mature legacy forests on DNR managed lands also violates Board of Natural Resources policies, which are intended to conserve older, structurally complex forests. These forests play a critical role in preserving genetic diversity and biological legacies of the old growth forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest.

 

Thank you for listening.

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This petition will be sent to the following people:

Hilary Franz

Commissioner of Public Lands

360-902-1000

hilary.franz@dnr.wa.gov

Angus Brodie

Deputy Supervisor for State Uplands

360-902-2122

angus.brodie@dnr.wa.gov

Scott Sargent

DNR South Puget Sound Region Manager

scott.sargent@dnr.wa.gov
360-480-9704

Lisa Janicki

Board Member and Skagit County Commissioner

360-416-1300

lisaj@co.skagit.wa.us

Dan Brown

Board Member and Professor

University of Washington

206-685-1928

danbro@uw.edu

Chris Reykdal

Board Member and Superintendant

of Public Instruction

360-725-6000

chris.reykdal@k12.wa.us

Wendy Powers, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Washington State University

509-335-3590

w.powers-schilling@wsu.edu

Jim Cahill

Board Member and Senior Budget

Assistant to Jay Inslee

360-902-0569

jim.cahill@ofm.wa.gov

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