Washington States Natural Resource

   Timber crops not only produce a large portion of our states revenue but also provide a gross number of national products.and wood by-products
we use in everyday life. Wood derivatives provide many substances needed to create thousands of other products on todays market.  For fun, here is a list  that was put together showing what some of these wood based products are.  While going over the tree list you will probably think of  many more not mentioned in the diagram. Along with these products come jobs creating these mass by-products.  Jobs that  produce a living not only for Washington State but for the country as a whole.  Wood and wood by-products are a global demand.  The Washington Olympic Peninsula grows trees like no other climate in the world.  
  Working forests of the Olympic Peninsula harvest, replant, harvest replant etc. and have been successful in producing everlasting sustainable wood resources to provide a wide range of global necessities.  Even "man made wood" contains wood by-products. If working forest are allowed to keep rotating crops on these furtile state lands, like they were intended for, they would produce generation after generation. If tree huggers can't face the fact that Washington grows trees, they shouldn't live here.
   Old growth forest has it's grandure but trees, as well as anything else, do not live forever.  Healthy forests need to be maintained.  Damage removed.  Once labeled wilderness this is not allowed to happen.  Wilderness is left to live and die with the possibly of replanting itself eventually, maybe. When nature brings disasters caused by strong winds and heavy rainfall, acres of dying forested lands can be uprooted and destroyed. Landslides caused by acres of downed timber are a danger to wildlfe and their habitat, blocking access of migrating trails, breaking their legs etc.. Wilderness does NOT allow removal of anything! In many lower wilderness areas adlers move in and replace the conifers.  Wilderness defeats the purpose of maintaining a healthy forest and wildlife habitat.  We have plenty of wilderness in Olympic National Park. 95%  not including the NEW wilderness addition of 4100 acres recently added to the Lake Cresent area forcing a new layer of regulations on the few land owners that haven't already been forced out by the Olympic Park Agenda.

Nearly One-Third of Washington’s Timber
Harvest Volume Came From State Trust Lands in 2010
   OLYMPIA – State trust forest lands helped keep timber contractors, saw mills and related businesses working last year. Close to 30 percent of the total timber harvest in Washington State in Fiscal Year 2010 came from state trust lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) according to its 2010 Annual Report released today. That compares to an average of 16 percent of the state’s annual timber harvests between 2000 and 2007.
“DNR’s commitment to a sustainable harvest produced $225 million in non-tax revenue in 2010 for public school construction and other public services while helping the state’s timber economy through a tough year,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark.
The report lists financial results for Fiscal Year 2010, which ended June 30, 2010. During that time, DNR produced:
$50 million for public school construction statewide;
$67.9 million for 19 western Washington counties that receive revenue from DNR’s management of forest lands; and
$19.5 million for construction funding at the state’s universities, including University of Washington and Washington State University.
In addition the report describes a number of accomplishments in 2010, including how DNR:
Earned more than $1 million from wind power leases;
Kept the number of acres burned by wildfires below the five-year wildfire average on the 13 million acres of private and public lands DNR protects from wildfire;
Dedicated aquatic reserves for Cherry Point, Smith and Minor Islands, and Protection Island; and
Utilized 96,500 hours of volunteer labor, estimated to be worth $1.35 million dollars.
The 2010 DNR Annual Report can be viewed online at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_annualreport10.pdf

About Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Managed State Trust Lands

DNR manages more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, aquatic, agricultural, and conservation lands. State trust lands are managed to produce income for schools, universities, prisons, state mental hospitals, community colleges, local services in many counties, and the state’s General Fund. State trust lands are also managed to provide fish and wildlife habitat, and educational and recreational opportunities.
For this release and more, please visit http://www.dnr.wa.gov

Click here for the Difference between US forest Service and Park.   

     Many other issues relating to the Wild Olympics Campaign Agenda have been taking place or setting ground work for more federal ownership to acquire and control our states natural resource lands and many more acrossed the country.  The US citizens here on the Olympic Peninsula are not the only ones under attack.  The Fedral Government has been conjuring some real "SWEET DEALS"

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