Testimony to the Forest Practices Board

Staff, officers, and members of WFFA often give testimony to the Forest Practices Board.  Recent testimony is linked below.

November 18, 2022 - Ken Miller - Letter to Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife on Bears & Alienation of Family Forest Owners  

November 10, 2022 - Tom Westergreen - Support for WFFA template

November 10, 2022 - Ken Miller - Minority summary of SFLO Template Proposal

November 10, 2022 - Ken Miller - General public testimony

November 9, 2022 - Ken Miller - Np water buffer alternatives

November 9, 2022 - Ken Miller - General public testimony

August 2022 - Ken Miller - Buffer width dispute

August 4, 2022 - Ken Miller - Criteria for SFLO Low Impact Alternate Plans

May 2022 - Letters from WFFA members about low impact harvest options

May 11, 2022 - Ken Miller - Low impact harvest options

May 11, 2022 - Elaine Oneil - Low impact harvest options

April 24, 2022 - Ken Miller - Low impact harvest options, written testimony

February 9, 2022 - Ken Miller - Low impact proposal initiation update

February 9, 2022 - Ken Miller - Board Manual Section 22 AMP

February 9, 2022 - Ken Miller - In support of the AMPA’s “Request for Reallocated Funding for Dispute Resolution

February 9, 2022 - Steve Barnowe-Meyer - Supporting approval of modifications to Board Manual on application of forest chemicals.

November 10, 2021 - Elaine Oneil - Small Forest Landowner Issues

November 10, 2021 - Elaine Oneil - Proposed CR 101 rulemaking

November 10, 2021 - Ken Miller - Type np Buffer Potential Rulemaking

November 10, 2021 - Ken Miller - RCW & WAC intent relative to SFLOs

November 10, 2021 - Ken Miller - Addendum to my verbally presented testimony re: RCW & WAC intent relative to SFLOs

November 10, 2021 - Steve Barnowe-Meyer - CR-101 for Type Np Streams

August 11, 2021 - Ken Miller - "Relatively low impact" defined

May 12, 2021 - Elaine Oneil - General Public Comment

May 12, 2021 - Elaine Oneil - CMER Master Project Schedule

May 12, 2021 - Ken Miller - Update on Status of SFLO Low Impact Template Proposal

May 12, 2021 - Ken Miller - Eastside Modeling Evaluation Project

May 12, 2021 - Ken Miller - State Auditor Performance Audit Report Work Plan

May 12, 2021 - Steve Barnowe-Meyer - State Auditor Performance Audit Report Work Plan

February 10, 2021 - Ken Miller - video of presentation to FPB

February 10, 2021 - Ken Miller - State Auditor Performance Audit

February 10, 2021 - Steve Barnowe-Meyer - Statue Auditor Performance Audit

November 12, 2020 - Ken Miller - Update on SFLO Template

August 12, 2020 - Ken Miller - Update of SFLO Template

May 13, 2020 - Vic Musselman - Safe Harbor Agreement for spotted owls

May 13, 2020 - Ken Miller - Update on WFFA Template

May 13, 2020 - Elaine Oneil - CMER Master Project Schedule

November 14, 2019 - Steve Barnowe-Meyer on water typing

June 4, 2019 - Steve Barnowe-Meyer on water typing

June 4, 2019 - Ken Miller on water typing

May 8, 2019 - Steve Barnowe-Meyer on water typing

May 8, 2019 - Vic Musselman on

May 8, 2019 - Ken Miller on water typing

November 13, 2018 - Members of the Forest Practices Board toured the Miller Tree Farm to view and discuss the proposed riparian template. Follow-up information by Ken Miller is presented here and by Dr. Elaine Oneil here.  For a longer explanation of the proposed template, view this video of a presentation made previously by Ken Miller.

Scale and Scope of Small Forest Landowner Impacts to Fish, Water, and Habitat from Timber Harvest in western Washington - presented by Elaine Oneil, November 13, 2018

PHB Study Design - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, November 14, 2018

Update on WFFA Template - presented by Ken Miller, May 9, 2018

Water Typing and PHB Validation - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, May 9, 2018

Water Typing and PHB Validation - presented by Ken Miller, May 9, 2018

Water Typing - presented by Elaine Oneil, February 13, 2018

Water Typing  - presented by Ken Miller, February 14, 2018

Water Typing - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, February 13, 2018

The discussion continues about where “Fish Habitat” ends when doing stream typing.  Some people want to push the “F” buffers further up the hill.  The end result after the Feb. 14 meeting was that DNR staff were asked to evaluate several proposals for the FPB to consider before/if they start actual rule making at a Special Board meeting now scheduled for 6/27. 

Template Update - presented by Ken Miller, February 14, 2018

Water Typing - Disproportionate Impact and Need for Science - presented by Ken Miller, November 9, 2016

Small Forest Landowner Template Updates - presented by Ken Miller, November 9, 2016

Water Typing - Complexity and Perception - presented by Ken Miller, November 8, 2016

Water Typing - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, November 8, 2016

Cultural Resources - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, May 11, 2016

Testimony about Alternate Plan Template - presented by Tom Westergreen, Vic Musselman and Sam Comstock, February 2, 2015

Presentation on Alternate Plan Template - presented by Elaine Oneil, February 2, 2015

WFFA Request for Alternate Plan Template - Letter to Forest Practices Board dated January 21, 2015