State won’t rule out further logging on public lands in Issaquah

September 16, 2015

NEW — 6:44 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015

There may or may not be more timber cutting headed to Tiger Mountain and/or other wooded areas in and around Issaquah.

On Aug. 19, the state’s Department of Natural Resources opted to develop a plan to work through what officials labeled a backlog of timber that was not harvested as scheduled from state-owned forests in Western Washington.

At the same time, the board will move ahead with calculating how much timber can be culled from state-owned forests between 2015 and 2024.

That calculation, as well as the plan for working through the harvest backlog, would be subject to public review under the state’s Environmental Policy Act.

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Celebration for Squak Mountain land acquisition is May 10

May 6, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 6, 2014

A public celebration of a recent Squak Mountain land acquisition is at 10 a.m. May 10, when partnership leaders and environmental supporters will make brief remarks and invite everyone to take any of several short, guided hikes through the forest.

The event includes options for hikes of varying lengths through the property. Access to the celebration location is at 10610 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E.

The entire parcel was 226 acres that was set to be logged a year ago.

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