Tuesday, 9/6/22 – 8 am – DNR headquarters
On 9/6/22 at 8:00 AM, there will be a rally to stop the clearcutting of Washington State’s last remaining mature legacy forests in front of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98504. Olympic Climate Actions is organizing this rally along with groups around the state to tell DNR to manage our forests not just for timber revenue, but also for climate change and biodiversity, and these 80,000 acres of 80+ year-old Legacy Forests, currently on the chopping block, are crucial to save NOW!
The State Supreme Court recently ruled that DNR can manage public lands for multiple uses to serve all the people of WA, not just for timber harvesting, so the time is now to tell the DNR that “Washington forests are for all the people!” At the rally our groups will share our Call to Action (which you can also sign) on seven reforms needed by DNR to better manage our forests.
Please REGISTER to let us know you are coming, and use this OCA carpool link to offer or get rides. Bring signs and as many friends as you can! Some signage suggestions are: “Save Legacy Forests,” “Legacy Forests: The Old Growth Forests of Our Future,” “Protect Legacy Forests AND invest in rural communities,” “WA Forests are for ‘All the People,’” “Forest Defense is Climate Defense” and “Legacy Forests: Worth More Standing!”
We look forward to seeing you on September 6th!
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—Link for press release—