WFC Presents to WDNR Forest Practices BoardFebruary 16, 2011
WFC's Director of Science and Research Jamie Glasgow recently gave a presentation on water typing to the Washington Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Board. The Forest Practices Board is responsible for adopting rules that set standards for forest practices. The rules protect public resources such as water quality and fish habitat while maintaining a viable timber industry. View the presentation and listen to the audio.
WFC presented on behalf of the Forest & Fish Conservation Caucus. WFC and other caucus members help ensure that logging rules employ the best available science to protect our threatened salmon runs.
Since 1994 Wild Fish Conservancy has been surveying streams throughout Washington to correct their misclassification and qualify them for the protection warranted under existing laws. Through specific, ongoing water-typing projects, we have corrected the classification of nearly 6000 stream reaches statewide. Click here for more information about water typing and its importance to wild fish.