• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]


    Frankly, it’s hard to think about a lot besides COVID-19 this month. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered from the virus here and abroad. We are deeply grateful to the courageous front-line workers, nurses, drivers, and housekeepers who selflessly care for the afflicted. We’re equally grateful to all the grocery checkout workers, […]