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Visitors to Washington understand quickly that our state’s nickname --- the Evergreen State --- was rightfully given.
Since long before we became a state, forests have been a dominant feature of life here. Through today, working forests are a vibrant part of the Northwest culture and economy.
What is the state of forests and forestry in Washington today? Our easy-to-navigate and interactive map will help answer that important question and others.
- How much of the state is currently forestland? What percentage of those lands are working forests versus restricted? Federal?
- How many jobs are tied to the cycle of growth and harvest occurring every day in working forests? (Spoiler alert: It’s nearly 105,000 jobs statewide.)
- How do those stats break down for the county where you live? (The number of jobs connected to forestry in King County may surprise you.)
We have compiled the facts in one place for your easy reference. Our interactive map reflects the most up-to-date data to help you be informed.
As new conversations develop around forestry’s role, it’s important that we right-size everyone’s picture of what’s really happening in Washington’s forests.
Bookmark and share our map to make sure the facts are at the center of those conversations.
-Your Friends in Working Forests