Board acts to reimburse timber counties for timberland set aside for habitat

The state Board of Natural Resources today took action to reimburse three western Washington counties a total of $3.2 million for the transfer of 442 acres of state-owned forestland to conservation status.
Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties will receive the money through the State Forest Land Replacement Program. The program compensates small, timber-dependent counties for forestlands that Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages for their benefit but which cannot be harvested because of federal endangered species restrictions.
“These transfers will help fund vital public services for these three counties while protecting endangered species habitat,” said Peter Goldmark, Commissioner of Public Lands, who chairs the Board of Natural Resources.
The transfers authorized were:
Pacific County: $1 million for 63.4 acres of marbled murrelet habitat that will be added to the Naselle Highlands Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA).
Skamania County: $1.27 million for 203.4 acres of northern spotted owl habitat that will become part of the Stevenson Ridge NRCA.
Wahkiakum County: $928,000 for 175.3 acres of marbled murrelet habitat that will added to the Skamokawa Creek NRCA.
The amounts that the three counties will receive are based on an appraised value of standing timber on the parcels being transferred into conservation status. The land value of the several parcels to be transferred — a total of $663,000 — will be used to purchase working forestland that DNR will manage to support services in the three counties.

State Forest Replacement Land Program
DNR plans to request $6 million to fund the State Forest Land Replacement Program in the 2017-19 state budget biennium. The Washington Legislature created the program in 2009 to help relieve the disproportionate impact of endangered species-related restrictions on small timber-dependent counties, namely Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum. The program allows DNR to acquire revenue-generating forest lands to manage on behalf of the affected counties while conserving habitat for endangered species.
Board of Natural Resources
The Board adopts policies, approves major commodity sales and makes decisions about transactions of state lands managed by DNR. Its membership represents the major beneficiaries of state trust lands, including public schools, universities and prisons as well as 21 counties that use trust land revenues to support hospitals, libraries and other services. Since 1972, DNR-managed state trust lands have provided nearly $8 billion in non-tax revenue to beneficiaries.


  1. I simply want to mention I’m very new to weblog and really liked this blog. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You certainly come with beneficial articles. Bless you for revealing your web-site.

  2. These days of austerity and relative stress and anxiety about taking on debt, a lot of people balk up against the idea of making use of a credit card in order to make acquisition of merchandise or maybe pay for any occasion, preferring, instead only to rely on the particular tried in addition to trusted procedure for making payment – cash. However, if you possess the cash there to make the purchase 100 , then, paradoxically, that is the best time for you to use the cards for several reasons.

  3. You can certainly see your skills in the work you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart. “Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.” by Heinrich Heine.

  4. ekq [url=]casino games[/url] [url=]casino games[/url] [url=]casino slots[/url] [url=]casino games[/url] [url=]casino online slots[/url]

  5. Wow, fantastic blog structure! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you make blogging look easy. The whole glance of your site is magnificent, as well as the content material!

  6. Well I really enjoyed reading it. This subject provided by you is very useful for proper planning.

  7. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful info specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  8. I beloved up to you will obtain carried out proper here. The caricature is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. however, you command get bought an impatience over that you would like be handing over the following. unwell definitely come more until now again as precisely the same nearly very incessantly within case you shield this increase.

  9. Thanks for sharing superb informations. Your website is very cool. I am impressed by the details that you’ve on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the information I already searched all over the place and just couldn’t come across. What a perfect site.

  10. I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thank you again

  11. Hello.This article was really remarkable, particularly since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Wednesday.

  12. Thank you for sharing superb informations. Your web-site is so cool. I am impressed by the details that you¡¦ve on this website. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found just the info I already searched all over the place and just couldn’t come across. What an ideal site.