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
House Bill 1698, the “Wolf Hunting Bill”
Read updates on House Bill 1698 from Washington Wildlife First. Take action to save Washington Wolves. Here's how you can help! Talking Points House Bill 1698 overrides science-based wildlife management to give county officials undue influence over endangered wildlife. The bill sets a dangerous precedent that could have far-reaching impacts for Washington’s other protected species. Endangered wildlife must be protected by the state in the public trust, not decimated by localized fears and...
Friends of the White Salmon River and Friends of Mount Adams Organizations to Combine
Announcing the combination of Friends of the White Salmon River and Friends of Mount Adams organizations The boards of the Friends of the White Salmon River (FWSR) and the Friends of Mount Adams (FOMA) are excited to announce the combination of their organizations. The reason for the combination is to strengthen and broaden the mission of environmental protection for rivers and their watersheds and Mt. Adams. Both organizations are not-for-profit groups. Historically Friends of the White...
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
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...