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MCCANON
TIMBER SALE

This timber sale has been sold to the Murphy Plywood Company

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

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Timber Sale

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BY ANDY ZAHN

LFDC Contributing Photographer

Note:  Location shown on map is approximateSee sale map for exact location.

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OLD LEGACY
TREES

Large trees 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. Wisch,

 

I am writing to urge you to cancel the McCannon 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 Chehalis 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 intended to preserve older forests, which dictate that structurally complex forests may be considered for harvest only after older forest have been met.  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 email will be sent to the following people:

Eric Wisch, Manager

DNR Pacific Cascade Region

eric.wisch@dnr.wa.gov

360-577-2025

Devin Schlapbach

DNR Managing Forester

Pacific Cascade Region

devin.schlapbach@dnr.wa.gov

360-827-1247

Angus Brodie

Angus Brodie
Deputy Supervisor for State Uplands
angus.brodie@dnr.wa.gov

360-902-2122

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