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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.

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2019 Legislature: Sen. Hawkins on Community Forest Projects Bill

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins joins Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Today Hawkins talks about a bill he’s sponsoring that would create the Community Forest Grant Program and Community Forestland Account, authorizing state and local agencies, tribes, and qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for…

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Workshop to Explore Creation of ‘Community Forests’

What is a “community forest?” Join the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and others for Community Forest 101 tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Chelan PUD Auditorium. Learn about the different models of community forests and how locally-held working lands can provide benefits for their counties. Mickey Fleming, Lands Program Manager at the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, joins Chris to…

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