Erickson Logging has withdrawn its application with the Department of Natural Resources to clear cut Squak Mountain. This follows a citizen outcry, with hundreds of opposing comments flooding DNR, capped by the detailed letters from the Washington Forest Law Center and King County agencies filed earlier this week.
Withdrawal of the permit application does not mean Erickson Logging is prevented from refiling it, so victory here is not guaranteed.
Currently as a result of our field inspections the landowner has agreed to withdraw the application or the Department will disapprove. Therefore we are not going to schedule an ID team at this point for FPA 2415960.
Forest Practice District Manager
South Puget Sound Region
More details to follow as we learn more.