For over 50 years, WEC has worked to protect Washington’s forests for current and future generations. The goal of the Evergreen Forests Program is to ensure Washington State remains the Evergreen State by protecting state forest land, sustainably managing our private forest land, bringing new incentives and partners to the table, strengthening forestry issues in local communities, and holding our elected officials accountable.

Learn more about the Evergreen Forests Program via the links below or by exploring our interactive Story Map.


Evergreen Forests News and Stories

Washington Supreme Court accepts review of case arguing state forests must be managed for “all the people”

In an exciting development, the Washington State Supreme Court has accepted the case for review, bringing us a step closer to clarity on the parameters for the state’s forestland management.

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2020 State of our Forests and Public Lands Report

We reviewed DNR’s past year to determine where there has been success and where more work is needed.

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2020 Session Sees Some Environmental Progress, but Senate Fails to Pass Two Major Climate Bills

Two of four Environmental Priorities passed this session, but major climate action stalled again in the Senate.

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Ask the Board of Natural Resources to develop a carbon policy

Ask the Board to develop and adopt a carbon and climate change policy for our state-managed forests!

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