Send a message to DNR Northwest Region to end toxic pesticide spraying on public forestlands in the Skykomish River Valley by filling a short 1-minute form HERE.
FPA (Forest Practice Application) for aerial pesticide spraying is valid for 3 years. Spraying can take place any time during those 3 years from the date of approval and may occur multiple times. Ground applications do not require permits. Summary of DNR Silviculture Contracts has information for ground pesticide spraying by DNR. By law, only adjacent properties get a notice for an aerial spray. Ground applications do not require permits. Please see a list of all active aerial spray FPAs with maps and some of toxic ingredients at the top of SUMMARY FOR THE LATEST FPAs (FOREST PRACTICE APPLICATIONS). Timber corporations and DNR aerially or manually spray pesticides on industrial tree plantations in dry, calm weather.
Toxic herbicide aerial sprays by SPI for 2018: FPA 2816509 63 acres in the Gold Bar area, and FPA 2816517 46 acres in the Sultan area. Some of ingredients include Glyphosate, Imazapyr, Sulphometuron Methyl, Metsulfuron Methyl.
For more information, please contact:
> Doug Sand, SPI Forester: 360-424-7619 firstname.lastname@example.org
-> George Emmerson, SPI President email@example.com
-> Mark Emmerson, SPI Chief Financial Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
-> Kendall Pierson, President of SPI Windows Division email@example.com
-> Mark Pawlicki, SPI Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability firstname.lastname@example.org
-> Tom Takach, SPI Vice President of Operations for Windows Division email@example.com
Toxic heribicide aerial sprays by Weyerhaeuser for 2018 in Sky Valley: FPA 2816567 94.7 ac in the Gold Bar area, FPA 2816330 146 acres including 70 acres in the Gold Bar area (as well as 443 acres in Stilli Valley FPA 2816331 443 acres). Some of ingredients include Glyphosate, Imazapyr, Atrazine, Clopyralid, Hexazinone, Indaziflam, 2,4-D.
For more information, please contact: Emily Conkin 360-424-2014, firstname.lastname@example.org, Wes Worden email@example.com, Travis Ridgway firstname.lastname@example.org, DNR Northwest Region 360-856-3500 email@example.com.
DNR is planning herbicide ground spraying on public lands July 16 – September 14, 2018 ac total for Northwest Region (Regions Map), 214 ac for Sky Valley. Some of ingredients include Glyphosate, Imazapyr, Tryclopir, Sulphometuron Methyl, Metsulphuron Methyl. DNR Ground Herbicide Contract 1724 and Maps
For more information, please contact: DNR Northwest Region 360-856-3500 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MAP OF AREAS FOR PLANNED PESTICIDE AREAL SPRAYING
ON INDUSTRIAL TREE FARMS
IN THE SKYKOMISH RIVER VALLEY, SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2017
New FPAs (Forest Practice Applications) for toxic areal pesticide application on 1200 ac of industrial tree farms in Sky Valley, fall 2017:
2815918 “Sky Spray” (Gold Bar/Proctor Creek area), 2815916 “Stilly Spray” (Granite Falls area) by Weyerhaeuser;
2815962 “Mixed Bag”, 2815963 “Camp 2” (Gold Bar area); 2815964 “Easy Street”, 2815965 “Home Ridge”, 2815986 “Substitute”, 2815987 “Center 24” (Sultan area), 2815966 “AJ”(Monroe area) by Sierra Pacific.
For more information, please contact the Northwest Region office of DNR email@example.com ( 360-856-3500), and the permittees Doug Sand of Sierra Pacific (360-424-7619), and Kelly Dougherty of Weyerhaeuser Kelly.Dougherty@weyerhaeuser.com (360-424-2014), and also with other officials in ourContact List for Press and Elected and Resources.
“Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Faces New Doubts on Safety in Unsealed Documents”, article in The New York Times 3-14-2017 (Glyphosate, a component of Roundup, is used for massive aerial sprays on tree farms in Skykomish River Valley.)
If you believe you were accidentally exposed to a toxic air and/or water herbicide drift
caused by aerial herbicide spraying in September 2016 by Weyerhaeuser, and in October 2016 by Campbell Global in the Gold Bar, Sultan and Skykomish areas, please mention this to your physician and report your incident and symptoms to:
> Neil Lanning, WA Dep. of Ag. firstname.lastname@example.org 360-688-0103;
> Jennifer Sievert, WA Dep. of Health email@example.com 360-236-3338;
> Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive firstname.lastname@example.org;
> Sam Low, County Council Rep 5th district email@example.com;
> Snohomish County Council firstname.lastname@example.org
> John Koster, Rep., 39 Legislative District email@example.com;
> Dan Kristiansen, Rep., 39 Legislative District firstname.lastname@example.org;
> Kirk Pearson, Senator, 39 Legislative District email@example.com;
> Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands firstname.lastname@example.org;
> WA State Board of Natural Resources (BNR) email@example.com;
> Forest Practices Board of DNR firstname.lastname@example.org;
> Snohomish County Health District & Board of Health email@example.com 425-339-5200 (County Council Rep for 5th district Sam Low is a member of the Board of Health);
> WA State Board of Health firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cause for Alarm, article in inlander.com 6-30-2016, America’s best read urban weekly (Residents of a remote part of Stevens County say something is making them sick, but no one is sure exactly what it is.)
- Glyphosate (one of the trade names for products containing glyphosate is Roundup) is a potent herbicide linked to cancer. Please google “widely used herbicide linked to cancer” for more info and articles in many prominent publications;
- SMF Extra (or Oust) is a potent and toxic herbicide;
- Rotary 2 SL (or Imazapyr) is a potent and toxic herbicide;
- Premium MSO Methylated Spray Oil is a toxic surfactant.
These and other tree farming chemicals contaminate watersheds and drinking water wells, harm wetlands, streams and rivers and everything in and around them. They are toxic for people and wildlife. Please see below a study about this by Department of Ecology. This study confirmed that creeks and streams get contaminated during aerial spraying even after following best practices and precaution measures according to the label. It was found that all 7 streams were contaminated with pesticide pollution. In addition, pesticides are not adequately tested and are not tested at all in combinations, inert ingredients are not disclosed, and long-term impacts are not fully considered.
We are requesting changes to the following practices:
- Written notification for aerial herbicide and pesticide spraying to every resident, school and business of the adjacent watershed with specific date, location and chemicals to be used, including an option for email notifications;
- Public disclose after spraying of what chemicals were sprayed and where; this can be accomplished through the existing online review system for FPAs (Forest Practice Applications);
- Monitoring and testing of toxic contamination in creeks, streams and drinking water wells of that watershed;
- Research on drift and relocation of toxic chemicals on and from tree farms, including direct applications and groundwater contamination;
- Extended buffer zones for residences, schools, businesses and streams;
- Establish Emergency Response Standards; the pesticide applicator must provide information on chemicals in a reasonable manner for medical assistance in case of acute exposure;
- Consider least toxic alternatives to pesticides and prevention methods, including cultural, biological and mechanical weed control;
- Information and research should be transparent and easily available online to the public.