March 5th 2023
Rally To Save Our Legacy Forests!
Thank you to all who joined us on March 5, 2023 to rally near the Aldwell timber harvest site. Together we raised awareness and learned about the new vision for the Elwha River Watershed. We need YOU to take action so our old forests in the Elwha River Watershed and statewide are protected, not destroyed! It's time our state hears our voices - No More Logging of Legacy Forests!
Aldwell was a legacy forest, naturally re-grown and not a monoculture plantation forest. It contained old growth trees, complex forest canopies & understories, and legacy forest characteristics, including snag and large wood on the forest floor.
According to the DNR’s Aldwell – Old Growth Assessment form, some trees were over 250 years old, with one measuring 280 years old!
Because the Elwha River watershed is a primary source of water for the city of Port Angeles, the Port Angeles City Council requested that this auction be put on hold, but the DNR has ignored the request.
Logging of this precious natural resource was completed in May of 2023.
- WA State Teacher/Student/Parent Petition to protect Legacy Forests
- Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance – Call to Action
- Olympic Climate Action
- Carbon Myths Presentation
- 2022 Presidential Executive Order on preserving mature and old growth forests – Climate Forests Summary
- Climate Forests – Older Forests Factsheet
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