News/Alerts

It’s all in the timing, folks.
The latest issue updates and alerts are posted below in chronological order.         
The following links will take you to updates of the specific issue you care about:

UNDER CANVAS        SDS UPDATES        PRIVATE BOAT LAUNCH IN HUSUM        FUNDRAISING FOR FISH RESEARCH

And enjoy the Ribbon of Life Series by Rachel Haymon 

Unfavorable ruling handed down on Under Canvas

On April 25th, 2022, the Klickitat County Superior Court issued their 20-page ruling and findings in regard to FWSR's appeal of the County's action on Under Canvas.  The unfavorable ruling can be read here. 

SB 5613 NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT !!!

Senate Bill 5613 concerns the use of dogs to hunt black bear, cougar, or bobcat.   This is a very quick legislative session! Time is of the essence! Get your comments in ASAP and definitely before January 18!  Here's what you need to know!    

Twin Creeks Timber, The Conservation Fund and WKO to Acquire SDS Lumber and Timber Companies

Twin Creeks Timber, The Conservation Fund and WKO to Acquire SDS Lumber and Timber Companies

The acquiring entities bring Northwest connections and deep expertise in timberlands, forest conservation and mill operations BINGEN, Wash., Sept. 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. Included in the transaction are the lumber and plywood mills, associated assets...

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. 

SEPA and CUP DECISIONS ON UNDER CANVAS

The Klickitat County Hearings Examiner has released its findings of fact, conclusions of law, and decision on the Under Canvas SEPA appeal.  Further, it has released its conditions of approval for the Under Canvas project.  Neither decision was favorable to the oppositional stance of Friends of the White Salmon River!

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 https://www.klickitatcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/10641/UC-Notice-of-Continued-Public-Hearing Comments are important.  Comments are limited to three minutes, and you must register with the Klickitat County Planning Department before July 28. ...

Take the Money and Run!!!

The brochure promoting the sale of SDS Lumber (https://friendsofthewhitesalmon.org/wp-content/uploads/Project-Steelhead_Teaser.pdf) is slick and impressive. Deceitfully calling the sale “Project Steelhead,” the brochure was produced by an up-and-coming Wall Street player, Perella Weinberg Partners, (P/W/P). None of the Friends’ list of 13 environmental and community concerns and values (https://friendsofthewhitesalmon.org/2021/02/pending-sds-land-sale/) is addressed or supported...

RESPONSE by Friends of White Salmon to SDS “Project Steelhead”

Pat Arnold, on behalf of Friends of White Salmon, has submitted the following response to SDS's "Project Steelhead" solicitation:   Friends of the White Salmon River friends@friendsofthewhitesalmon.org Statement on SDS sale opening brochure May 4, 2021 “Project Steelhead” reads the headline on the glossy brochure announcing the opening of the sale of SDS. Perella Weinberg Partners, (P/W/P) a large international investment advisory firm, based in New York City, prepared this document...

Project Steelhead – Teaser

Perella Weinberg Partners (“PWP”), a company comprised of partners and analysts from New York, is advising on the sale of SDS.  They have created and are circulating an attractive, colorful, glossy introductory brochure entitled Project Steelhead - Summary Overview, outlining key investment highlights -- a feathered lure, so to speak --   for those interested in the opportunity to invest.