2-2020 Update

Dear Sky Valley Residents,

Yet another, and this time, third, large timber sale is coming to the Reiter Foothills – the Snohomish County land under DNR management. Middle May Timber Sale sits right on the East border of the crowded and overused Wallace Falls State Park.

FACTS FOR THE LATEST TIMBER SALES AT THE REITER FOOTHILLS AND LINKS FOR FPAs (FOREST PRACTICE APPLICATIONS):

FPA # Name Size, acres Road const, ft
2817340  Middle May  193 30,981
2817286  Brushcrasher 210 9,958
2817265  Sky River   221 12,883

DNR clearcuts Reiter Foothills per Forest Practices Rules that are based on WA State laws. img_0854DNR has no willingness to find a more sustainable solution for the area economically dependent on tourism and recreation. DNR clearcuts Reiter Foothills despite objections from the nearby community of Gold Bar and many residents and organizations of the Skykomish River Valley and WA State. 

Tourism and recreation in sprayed and toxic clearcuts or close to them is of exceedingly low quality and can potentially be harmful to the health and wellbeing of people.

Large scale clearcut logging and toxic spraying are destroying tourism and recreation industry that is the biggest economic base and potential of the Skykomish River Valley.

WA State Economic Report, Outdoor Industry Association 7-2017

Reiter Foothills
Clearcut Logging
Chemical Spraying

Please put name of a timber sale and FPA # in your subject line and send your comments to:

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2020 map of approximate locations for three large timber sales by DNR at the Reiter Foothills next to Wallace Falls State Park.

 

> Snohomish County Council contact.council@snoco.org

> DNR Northwest Region northwest.region@dnr.wa.gov

> Hilary Franz, WA State Commissioner of Public Lands cpl@dnr.wa.gov

> WA State Board of Natural Resources bnr@dnr.wa.gov

 

 

Full list if email addresses:

contact.council@snoco.orgnorthwest.region@dnr.wa.gov, cpl@dnr.wa.gov, bnr@dnr.wa.gov


“New study: State’s trails are more than worth the investment”, HeraldNet 2-23-2020


As spring is approaching our Pacific Northwest, we would like to remind you to use healthier and more sustainable methods and practices for upkeep of your lawn, yard and garden. We encourage you to check and research about ingredients of chemical products you use.dendelione-with-bees

Toxic chemicals in commercial products such as Roundup can drift in water and air potentially contaminating surface/ground water and soil. 

Eco-friendly Products and Practices
Chemical Spraying

Warm regards,

SVENA Team
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