T.28,N.R.6E; T.27,N.R.6E (Monroe)
T.28, N.R.7E; T27,N.R.7E (Monroe)
T.28, N.R.8E; T.27, N.R.8E (Sultan)
T.28, N.R.9E; T.27, N.R.9E (Gold Bar)
T.27, N.R.10E (Index)
You can find parcel numbers in the Summary for latest FPAs (please see the link above) or on page 2 of every FPA.
FPA/N stands for Forest Practice Application/Notification. DNR (WA State Department of Natural Resources) requires that loggers and tree farmers fill these documents, submit them to the DNR local office and get them approved before they harvest timber, spray chemicals, build or repair forest roads or culverts, thin their plantations, or do other activities. For more information go here.
Please consider becoming a reviewer of FPAs. DNR sends automatic notifications to your email address about new documents in the system. You will know if there is toxic spraying or logging next to your home that can affect your and your family’s health, safety and value of your property. Please see three simple steps for becoming FPA reviewer.
List of possible concerns:
> logging and toxic chemical spraying harm public health and safety
> toxic chemical spraying contaminates drinking water sources, local watershed (creeks, streams, rivers) and harms salmon Chapter 35.88 RCW WATER POLLUTION—PROTECTION FROM
> logging on steep slopes increases a risk of land/mud slides
> contaminating creeks and streams by putting fill for bridges during road construction
> logging and toxic chemical spraying hurt environment and wildlife
> reducing values of homes and properties
> reducing aesthetic values in the tourism and recreation active area; hurting tourism and recreation industry
> harming local community, economy, businesses and residents.
If you are concerned, you can contact Gold Bar Community Rights (GBCR). goldbarcr@ and Snohomish County Community Rights firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and to join and support their grassroots efforts in improving the health and safety of our community, families, kids, watershed and ecosystem, towards protecting our fundamental right to clean water by banning toxic use and spraying in our watershed.
You can share information about community rights groups and the proposed spray with your family, friends, neighbours, community and on social media. Please be proactive and creative, but also respectful and non-confrontational.
Call timber companies and ask to be notified between 3 days to 2 weeks in advance about future dates of pesticide spraying (including aerially and ground-applied herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and/or fertilizers).
Not many people know that toxic aerial and ground spraying happens in Sky Valley but would be concerned if they knew. Most importantly, keep yourself and your family safe. What to do before, during and after toxic aerial spraying.