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Logs delivered from forested land across Washington State waits to begin its journey to wood product at the Sierra Pacific Industries Mill in Centraila, Washington on April 7, 2022.

The Fight For Legacy Forests, Part Seven: Where Timber Goes, And The People Behind The Industry

Washington is the second largest producer of timber in the United States, according to the state department of commerce, and it is the third largest manufacturing industry in the state. In the seventh story of the Fight for Legacy Forests series, NWPB’s Lauren Gallup visits a timber mill in Centralia to find out what people working in the timber industry think of harvesting changes in Washington. Continue Reading The Fight For Legacy Forests, Part Seven: Where Timber Goes, And The People Behind The Industry

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Emergency planners could move pins representing earthquake response resources during an exercise at Camp Murray, Washington, on May 4.

Rehearsing For ‘The Big One’ On A Room-Sized Chess Board

Close to 200 federal, state and tribal emergency preparedness planners gathered around a giant map of the Pacific Northwest this week to rehearse and critique the federal response plan for “The Big One.” The three-day Cascadia earthquake discussion exercise partially replaced a much bigger planned dress rehearsal that was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading Rehearsing For ‘The Big One’ On A Room-Sized Chess Board

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