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Recent print and broadcast news coverage of WFLC'c legal cases and advocacy issues listed chronologically. You may also browse news coverage by issue using the menu in the sidebar.
May 16, 2005: In the Washington woods, managers face a catch-22
High Country News, May 16, 2005; In Washington state, the federal government is close to approving a grand compromise aimed at safeguarding both imperiled fish and timber companies. The proposal has reopened a debate, however, over how to balance the needs of wildlife with the wants of industry.
May 12, 2005: Last call on timber plan for saving salmon
Seattle P-I, May 12, 2005; Environmentalists and some Indian tribes today are expected to blast plans to give Washington's timber industry 50 years of protection from prosecution under Endangered Species Act rules protecting imperiled salmon runs.
May 12, 2005: Last call on timber plan for saving salmon
Seattle P-I, Thursday, May 12, 2005; Environmentalists and some Indian tribes today are expected to blast plans to give Washington's timber industry 50 years of protection from prosecution under Endangered Species Act rules protecting imperiled salmon runs.
May 05, 2005: Best-laid plans can't foresee all - Spotted owl is in decline and another bird may be at fault
Seattle P-I, Thursday, May 5, 2005; For nearly a decade, the Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber company has been operating under a habitat conservation plan covering 125,000 acres in Washington's central Cascades. And yet one of the key species the plan was supposed to protect -- the spotted owl -- is vanishing.
May 03, 2005: "License to Kill" A Seattle P-I Special Report
Seattle P-I, May 3-5, 2005; An extrodinary three part series that lays out in impressive detail the controversies over habitat conservation plans.
Feb 16, 2005: Laudable logging, but defer to science
The Seattle Times, February 16, 2005; A contradiction is at the heart of a laudable effort to promote voluntary management of Washington timberlands for the best interests of fish, forests and critters.
Feb 15, 2005: Timber's best practice
Seattle P-I, February 15, 2005; Cooperation, flexibility and prevention of damage are keys to wildlife protection. A state plan to help salmon and loggers relies heavily on those important principles.
Feb 10, 2005: State asks U.S. to OK plan protecting timber industry against legal action
Seattle P-I, February 10, 2005; Citing a controversial plan to tighten logging rules to help salmon, state officials asked the federal government yesterday to give Washington's timber industry 50 years of protection against Endangered Species Act prosecutions and lawsuits.