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‘My grandfather, it would mean a lot to him’: Family-owned land in central Cascades now in hands of state for conservation

Written By Erica Zucco – King 5 News NORTH BEND, Wash. — A stretch of old-growth forest habitat in the central Cascades along Hancock Creek, owned for a long time by the Cugini family, is now in the hands of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which plans ...
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Eight years after deadly landslide near Darrington, new industry could change timber town

Written By Daniel Beekman - Seattle Times staff reporter DARRINGTON — Once upon a time, timber made Darrington. Now, it could remake Darrington. That’s the story Mayor Dan Rankin tells as he walks through the woods outside his mountain-rimmed community, which for decades has struggled with the decline of its ...
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Snoqualmie Tribe Acquires 12,000 Acres of Ancestral Forestland in King County

SNOQUALMIE INDIAN RESERVATION – The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, a federally recognized Tribe headquartered in King County, has acquired roughly 12,000 acres of its ancestral forestlands in the Tolt River Watershed. The forest has significant cultural, historic, environmental, and economic value to the Tribe and is near the lands originally promised ...
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Forterra-Led Coalition Launches “Forest To Home” Initiative to Produce Affordable Housing Using Renewable Materials

Reported by NW REporter "Forest to Home," an initiative of Forterra, got underway last month when construction started on thefirst homes being built with an engineered wood product known as cross-laminated timber (CLT). Themilestone is part of Forterra's goal to create "local, affordable housing built by local labor with resources ...
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Forterra reveals all-CLT modular prototype as affordable housing

Written By Emma Hinchliffe – Daily Journal of Commerce Affordable housing, and how to build more of it, has been a hot topic in Washington for many years. Forterra recently unveiled its latest effort in the nonprofit's quest to bring a more sustainable and attainable solution to housing: the first all-cross-laminated ...
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Tech Wealth Turns Attention to Affordable Housing in Seattle

Rising wealth from Seattle’s technology boom changed the face of a neighborhood that used to be the black community’s historic core. Now, tech wealth is joining efforts to push back against gentrification. The project, to secure affordable housing in Seattle’s Central District, is one of several backed by a new $10.25 ...
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