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· Daily World: "State board stalls four timber sales over murrelet"
May 4, 2011 -- The state puts off four planned timber sales after environmental groups express concerns for the endangered marbled murrelet.
· Crosscut: "Disaster leads to chance for giant park in Whatcom County"
December 8, 2009 -- One of the things washed away in a 1983 landslide-caused flood was the rationale for maintaining state ownership of 8,400 acres at Lake Whatcom. Twenty-six years after the disaster, it's happening: Under a land transfer agreement between Whatcom County and the state Department of Natural Resources, the land becomes what may be the state's largest county park.
· NW Public Radio: "Rock Bottom Timber Prices Hurt NW School Budgets"
July 23, 2009 -- Here’s one more casualty of the recession: timber prices. They’re down as much as 60%. That means loggers are out of work and mills are closing. But the rock-bottom prices are also having a trickle-down effect on school kids. That’s because logging is still an important source of funding for schools in the Northwest. Austin Jenkins explains.
· Bellingham Herald: "As step toward ending lawsuit, Bellingham pays Mount Baker School District $225,000"
June 16, 2009 -- The Bellingham City Council took a step toward ending a longstanding lawsuit challenging restrictive Lake Whatcom watershed logging rules.
· Bellingham Herald: "Bellingham, Whatcom County to pay Mount Baker schools over logging"
June 15, 2009 -- Bellingham and Whatcom County leaders are ready to pay money to the Mount Baker School District to end a longstanding lawsuit challenging restrictive logging rules in the Lake Whatcom watershed.
· Seattle Times: "What's good for state's forests is certifiably good for everyone"
May 9, 2007 -- The Washington Department of Natural Resources took an important step forward in announcing its intent to seek Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for 141,000 acres of state forests in the Puget Sound region.
· Seattle PI: "DNR seeks green star for logging"
March 7, 2007 -- The state Department of Natural Resources has decided to seek the greenest of the green seals of approval for some of its logging operations.
· Seattle Times: "State will seek "green" OK for logging on some forests"
March 7, 2007 -- In a partial win for environmentalists, Washington's state-owned forestlands could for the first time earn an environmental stamp of approval for logging practices.
· Sustainable Harvest Calculation