• Call To Action – USDA Public Comment Period (Defining Mature & Old-Growth Forests)

    ->>>TAKE ACTION ALERT <<<– Submit Comments & Share!  Calling on BLM & Forest Service to Conserve Old Growth Forests – Public Comment Period Extended to Aug 30th https://climateforests.salsalabs.org/matureoldgrowth/index.html As climate change increases as a threat, new approaches to mitigate the issue are rapidly needed. Trees are often overlooked as a tool in the fight against […]

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  • Washington Forests for “All the People”: A Call to Action

    On July 21, 2022, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Conservation Northwest v. Commissioner of Public Lands, the “All the People” case. While the Court confirmed the trust mandate under which the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) operates, the Court found that the State has great latitude in how it is […]

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  • How will we value the amphibians?

    How will we value the amphibians? As printed April 27, 2022 in the Kitsap Sun At a time of increasing awareness of an environment in precipitous decline, STO proponents are, in effect, advocating for further habitat damage to the wetlands at North Kitsap Heritage Park (NKHP). While there are shared levels of environmental damage over […]

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  • Calling All KEC Members Urging You to Make Public Comment on the Draft Master Plan for Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park (PGFHP)

    Calling All KEC Members & Concerned Members of the Public Urging You to Make Public Comment on the Draft Master Plan for Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park (PGFHP) GOALS for our public PGFHP comments: Flood county government with emails Attend the Parks Advisory Board (PRAB) Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm via […]

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  • URGENT ACTION NEEDED PG Heritage Forest Park Master Plan – Comment period

    The following is from our March 17th,2022 KEC Newsletter Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Draft Master Plan While we appreciate the opportunity and responsibility we have with the PG Forest Heritage Park as well as the hard work of many professionals and volunteers, the draft Master Plan has serious flaws related to environmental impact and […]

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  • KITSAP GREAT GIVE & Saving Kitsap’s Natural Treasures by Nancy Sefton and KEC members

    Did you ever find yourself “tsk-tsking” as you drove by those ugly forest clear cuts, a Kitsap County eyesore?  Several local woodlands have falling to the chain saws; with them goes the wildlife that once thrived there.  Does anyone care?  Thankfully, yes! In mid 2018, a new group was formed: the Kitsap Environmental Coalition.  Its […]

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  • A Call for a Moratorium on Clear Cutting of Washington State Forest Lands

    STOP CLEAR-CUTTING OF WASHINGTON STATE FOREST LANDS We, the undersigned, call on Washington State leaders to take actions that will STOP ALL CLEAR-CUTTING OF STATE FOREST LANDS FOR TEN YEARS.  The urgency of impending (and already begun) climate catastrophe outweighs all other considerations regarding our forests. We understand that livelihoods and the state’s funding are […]

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  • Earth Day Tree Plantings in November & December – Port Gamble Heritage Park

    LIMITED OPPORTUNITY  – TREE PLANTING – HELP WANTED Have you been waiting for the perfect excuse to get outside and help make your environment a healthier place? Join us two Saturdays in November & December assisting for  3-hour blocks of tree planting with KEC’s own Lisa Hurt and Kitsap County Forester Arno Bergstrom. This is […]

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  • All-in For Democracy Kitsap ERACE Coalition activities YOU can participate in before the election

    “All-in For Democracy” with Kitsap ERACE Coalition Click HERE for All-in For Democracy – calendar  Kitsap County, WA – Calling all community! Join Kitsap ERACE Coalition for All-in For Democracy, a campaign to center race equity and community engagement across many local efforts to mobilize voters, defend elections, and sustain democracy. Follow Kitsap ERACE Coalition (@KitsapERACEcoalition) […]

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  • RESTORING ENDANGERED FORESTS

    FOREST DOCUMENTARIES  – a series of (3) documentary films In broadening our resources to share with our readers and making progress on a video library, this series of (3) videos was brought to our attention. Many stakeholders came together for these projects and show how to enhance and restore an endangered species forest https://vimeopro.com/user5597412/forest-documentaries These […]

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