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 By Matt Baide    News    June 1, 2023

Allyn-area Sherwood Forest timber sold at auction

The state Department of Natural Resources sold logging rights in the Sherwood Forest to the Stella-Jones Corporation on May 23 as part of the Sure Wood Timber Sale. According to a photo from Mason County Climate Justice’s Julianne Gale, Stella-Jone...

 By Submitted    News    May 4, 2023

WSU, Sea Grant offer training to spot invasive crabs

A new program will enable anyone who walks the shorelines of Puget Sound to identify one of Washington’s most concerning invasive species: European green crab. In response to the shore crab’s booming population, Washington State University...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 3, 2022

Better managing your private forest

In 1993, Leslie Coulter and Bruce Santy bought 10 acres of woods and wetlands at the end of a dirt road near Cranberry Lake. They started building on the property two years later. The couple, who...

 By Matt Baide    News    November 3, 2022

Conservation District provides project updates

The Mason Conservation District updated the public on nine upcoming Skokomish Habitat projects, with two projects planning to begin construction in the summer. The Skokomish Valley Road "Dips"...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 13, 2022

Good news: Another strong run for summer chum

For the second consecutive year, summer chum returned by the thousands to their birthplace in the Union River in Belfair. From Aug. 15 to Oct. 15 each year, the Belfair-based Hood Canal Salmon...


Volunteers team to clean Sweetwater Creek park

Members of the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group and TrashMash! Litter Posse on Aug. 25 hauled away debris and invasive plants from the future site of Sweetwater Creek Waterwheel Park, in the woods...

 By Matt Baide    News    August 18, 2022

Restoring the river

Up in the mountains in Olympic National Forest during August, the noise of huge machines digging up dirt and moving trees can be heard. This is part of the Skokomish River restoration project, and...


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