DNR yesterday released a Biomass Initiative Report to the Legislature.
Removing biomass feedstock in ecologically sustainable ways to produce energy (liquid fuels or heat and electricity) can:
- Provide income for forest landowners while improving forest health;
- Create rural jobs;
- Reduce wildfires and greenhouse gas emissions; and
- Aid in the production of renewable energy
It does not include treated wood, municipal solid waste, wood from old growth forests, or wood required to be left on site under the state forest practices act and implementing rules. Learn more about forest biomass.
Firewood cutting permit process changes for State Trust forests in southwest Washington, January 1, 2011.
Permits will be offered online on first-come basis starting January 1 for forested state trust lands in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor (south), Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties.
DNR offices and work centers closed December 24. We will reopen on Monday, December 27. Happy holidays!
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