Litigation is not a management strategy. Without injunctive relief, there can be no certainty in our active management plans and the years of hard work our collaborative’s have invested in forest restoration planning will also be lost.
Sawmills are vital to forest collaboration and restoration, healthy landscapes, and a productive self- sustaining community.
In this interview, Rodney Smoldon discusses the challenges he faces as Forest Supervisor on the Colville, a much watched national forest that appears to be breaking new ground, not just in forest collaboration but also in the use of innovative management tools Congress in providing in hopes of expanding forest restoration work necessary to reduce the risk of wildfire in Northeast Washington.
In this interview, Kurtis Vaagen, Tribal Liason for Vaagen Brothers Lumber Company, discusses the potential for forest collaboration to replace litigation.