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:

Testimony by Elaine Oneil to the FPB on May 13, 2020, regarding CMER Master Project Schedule and Budget Revision.

Testimony by Ken Miller to the FPB on May 13, 2020, regarding alternate riparian rules.

Testimony by Vic Musselman to the FPB on May 13, 2020, regarding northern spotted owl Safe Harbor Agreement.

Video of testimony to FPB by Elaine Oneil and Ken Miller on February 12, 2020 in support of small forest landowners and the template we are working on.

Video of Elaine and Ken testifying in support of HB 2714 on January 28, 2020 ensuring any potential carbon benefits inside a FREP area go to the landowner.

Video of Elaine Oneil and Ken Miller testifying on HB 2528 which ensures timberland owners benefit from carbon storage in case the state passes a carbon bill.

Testimony to FPB on Water Typing System Rule Recommendations - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, November 13, 2019

Testimony to FPB on Water Typing System Rulemaking - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, August 14, 2019

Stream Typing Potential Rule Changes - presented by Ken Miller, June 4, 2019

Next Steps for the Water Typing System Rule - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, June 4, 2019

SFLO Template Proposal Update - presented by Ken Miller, May 9, 2019

Water Typing and PHB Agenda items - presented by Ken Miller, May 8, 2019

Water Typing Rules - presented by Vic Musselman, May 8, 2019

LIDAR Based Water Typing Model/Physicals Study Design - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, May 9, 2019

Draft Water Typing System Rule and other materials - presented by Steve Barnowe-Meyer, May 8, 2019

On 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