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Wash. Forest Bill Would ‘Empower’ Local Communities, Supporters Say

Senate Bill 5783 would create a pilot program for community forests in the Evergreen State, potentially giving local communities more decision-making power over local forests. The bill’s supporters say it would benefit Nason Ridge and other forest lands in from North Central Washington, as Eric Tegethoff reports.


Photo: A southern Washington community is managing nearby forestland to Mt. Adams. (Jeff Hollett/Flickr)

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