The Washington Department of Natural resources (DNR) issued a report in October to the state legislature entitled, Eastern Washington Forest Health: Hazards, Accomplishments and Restoration Strategy. The report documents the level of forest health hazard reduction treatment conducted in Eastern Washington over the past five years, and assesses eastern Washington restoration needs through 2020.
The rural west has seen industries come and go, each with its own unique economic impact. We know the story: mining, trapping, logging, agriculture. Each of those industries also left a legacy that over a hundred years later, many of us are working to ameliorate. Enter the restoration economy: a new marketplace for resilient living.Comments