Breaking Bud Forest Walk


Photo of Joshua Wright hugging FirCome see the Tahuya Headwaters Creek legacy forest in Kitsap County, DNR was planning to log 66 acres of this forest in the “Breaking Bud” timber sale, but our discovery of a rare ecosystem has delayed the sale.

RSVP May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Gold Creek Trailhead, Green Mountain, 1398 Gold Creek Rd W, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA. Learn more at Legacy Forest Defense Coalition

Located on the Usual and Accustomed lands of the Twana People (Today the Skokomish Indian Tribe) on the slopes of Green Mountain, the “Breaking Bud” timber sale threatens some of the last remaining legacy forest in Green Mountain State Forest. Unit one of this timber sale would log part of the headwaters of the Tahuya River which is home to the “Tahuya Headwaters” legacy forest, a 500 acre section of naturally regenerated forest, which is one of the largest in Kitsap County. This forest is home to a 250 acre element occurrence of an imperiled plant community which was discovered by LFDC, this discovery has led the Breaking Bud timber sale to being indefinitely postponed by DNR, however the sale hasn’t been fully canceled.

Please join us on Saturday, May 4th to visit the stand and raise awareness for our Legacy Forests.

Where: We’ll meet at the Gold Creek Trailhead, then carpool a few minutes down the road to start the hike.

When: 10am-2pm Sunday May 4th, 2024

What: The hike will be approximately 4 miles round-trip and almost all of it will be on trails, most of the walk will be hiking to and from the timber sale. Once we arrive at the timber sale those who are interested can hike off trail into the forest.

Please bring water, snacks, shoes to hike in and the appropriate layers in case of rain. 


You can also view his photos of the at-risk Breaking Bud Timber Sale