Kelli Scott | To save a forest, it's best to buy it

Submitted on Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:49

If ever there existed a place where timber is more valuable as scenery than as plywood, the south shore of Lake Wenatchee is it.

Anyone who has spent time at Lake Wenatchee State Park understands this. The park, one of the most popular in the state, sits just below Nason Ridge, with clear views of the forested hillside.

And so, not surprisingly, when Weyerhaeuser asked the state DNR for a permit to clear-cut and selectively harvest 206 acres of its property on Nason Ridge last year, people around here got mighty upset.

 

Read the entire editorial in the Wenatchee World.