SDS and Timber lands SOLD!!!

Big News!!!   Today, on September 30, 2021, “A consortium of three entities – Seattle-based Twin Creeks Timber, LLC, The Conservation Fund, and Carson, Washington-based WKO, Inc. – have agreed to acquire SDS Lumber and Timber Companies. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021.”   Read the full announcement here

Under Canvas Hearing Alert

Come have your voice be heard!!!  The hearing on the Conditional Use Permit for Under Canvas is scheduled for July 30.  The public notice and details of how to participate in the Zoom hearing can be found here

Comments are important.  Comments are limited to three minutes, and you must register with the Klickitat County Planning Department before July 28.

We continue to oppose this project.  It is not compatible with the proposed location and zoning, and it will impose hardships on the local community, including increased fire danger.  Furthermore, a Conditional Use Permit would impose conditions of operations, but Klickitat County is a “complaint driven” county which only enforces regulations when there is a complaint.  So the conditions and mitigations in the Conditional Use Permit are meaningless.

Read the FWSR letter submitted to the Klickitat Planning Commission.

If you want to delve into the application and the history of it so far, you can do that here

Note that the appeal of the SEPA (environmental determination) is being held on July 29.  You can zoom in and listen, but no public comments will be taken.  If you have time, this should be a most interesting hearing.  The Zoom link is in the public notice here