Commissioners sign letter opposing DNR project
February 9, 2023
Mason County commissioners approved a letter opposing the Board of Natural Resources trust lands Carbon Project, including 400 acres near Elk Lake.
Elk Lake is just south of the Jefferson County line.
According to the state Department of Natural Resources Carbon Project website, the project is to protect some of the most ecologically and culturally valuable forests while generating revenue for schools and services that state trust lands support. DNR is trying to move an estimated 10,000 new acres of Western Washington’s ecologically valuable forests into conservation status to store car...