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· Seattle PI Editorial: "Logging: Avoiding lawsuits"
March 23, 2006 -- The missing sounds from Washington's state forestlands should be the war cries of environmentalists, timber companies and public officials.
· OPB: "More Protection On The Way For Spotted Owl"
March 22, 2006 -- Environmentalists and the Washington Department of Natural Resources have settled a contentious lawsuit. The deal means more protection for the Northern Spotted Owl.
· The Spokesman Review: "Settlement sets aside spotted owl habitat"
March 22, 2006 -- About 87,000 acres of spotted owl habitat in state forests would be off-limits to most logging under a lawsuit settlement approved by the state Board of Natural Resources.
· Seattle PI: "Accord reached on state forests"
March 22, 2006 -- In a stark break from their usual animosity, environmentalists and the state Board of Natural Resources on Tuesday settled their long-standing feud over protecting spotted owls and salmon on 1.4 million acres of state-owned timberlands.
· The Olympian: "Timber deal saves owl habitat"
March 22, 2006 -- Conservation groups and the state, Department of Natural Resources settled a lawsuit Tuesday that claimed the state agency isn’t doing enough on state forest lands to protected the endangered northern spotted owl.
· Seattle Times Editorial: "Go for a "green" forest"
September 29, 2005 -- A King County Superior Court ruling gives State Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland a chance to reconsider pursuit of a more-rigorous forest certification on state lands.
· Seattle PI: "Judge Blocks Timber Plan"
Sept. 28, 2005 -- A King County judge Tuesday slapped down plans to boost logging on 1.4 million acres of state-owned forests in Western Washington, saying the Department of Natural Resources' blueprint fails to adequately protect salmon and spotted owls.
· Seattle Times: "Judge rejects state logging plan"
Sept. 28, 2005 -- A controversial plan to increase logging in state-owned forests was dealt a defeat yesterday by a King County Superior Court judge, who ruled that the state Department of Natural Resources didn't properly evaluate the impact on spotted owls and threatened salmon, and didn't amply consider less-intrusive logging practices.
· KOMO: "Judge Rejects State Plan For Increased Logging On Trust Lands"
Sept. 28, 2005 -- A King County Superior Court judge has set aside the state Board of Natural Resources' new 10-year plan for increased logging in Western Washington state forests, saying the panel did not adequately consider the environmental impact.
· The Olympian: "Judge rejects timber plan"
Sept. 28, 2005 -- A plan to boost state timber harvests by 30 percent during the next decade was rejected Tuesday by a King County Superior Court judge.