Washington forest board nixes smaller buffers, protest follows

Published in Capital Press, November 11, 2022

A board that regulates logging has rejected a proposal by small-forest landowners to shrink buffers between streams and tree-cutting, sparking a one-man protest.

After the vote Nov. 9, Ken Miller, of the Washington Farm Forestry Association, sat at a microphone and compared the majority of the Forest Practices Board to “emperors drunk on power.” Read more