Ask Bark Beaters to help us preserve 20 Acres of Old Growth Forests.

Ask Bark Beaters to help us preserve 20 Acres of Old Growth Forests.

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Joshua Wright started this petition to Bark Beaters llc Eric Oien

On June 19, 2020 activists with Universal Wildlands discovered that Bark Beaters LLC had just begun clear-cutting in two 130 year old virgin forests the forests south of Olympia and adjacent to the Snoqualmie national forest. Timber companies own approximately 2200 acres of virgin forest in the region and have clear-cut over 700 acres of virgin forests here since 2010. In their 240 acre logging plan, the company would have logged over 30 acres of old growth forest, including a stand of about 20 acres of continuous an old growth forest.

Since discovering this Universal Wildlands circulated a petition that now has almost 1000 signatures asking the company to hold off logging these areas and allow the conservation community time to purchase them. The company has been receptive to our concerns and is now offering to sell a 100 year "timber lease" on the largest 20 acre tract of old growth forest to us for $25,000. This timber lease would conserve the forest for the next 100 years and would cost Universal Wildlands or another interested land trust $25,000 to purchase. Universal Wildlands in concert with the community of concerned citizens has excepted Bark Beaters' generous compromise. Now that we are in negotiations with the company we ask that activists do not trespass on the companies lines or harass its workers. Next Wednesday we will be visiting the area Bark Beaters has agreed to conserve and will be launching a fundraiser shortly thereafter. We think bark beaters for their generous compromised and we the hundreds of citizens for voicing your concern.

Contact 360-989-8067 for questions.

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