Issaquah Reporter: “State disapproves of latest application to log Squak”

June 12, 2013, Issaquah Reporter: “State disapproves of latest application to log Squak”

Issaquah Reporter’s Linda Ball reports on the Washington Department of Natural Resource’s decision to deny a new logging permit clear cut Squak Mountain. Reporting on the legal ruse cooked up by Erickson Logging to pose as a small family logging operation:

The Department of Natural Resources stated in its response to logger Kurt Erickson’s most recent application to log only on the top of Squak Mountain, that it “believes the landowner/applicant is an alter ego of other persons or entities that do own 500 acres within 50 miles of saltwater. The landowner/applicant claims it owns less than 500 acres within 50 miles of saltwater and thus is not subject to the critical habitat trigger for marbled murrelets. Therefore, more information is needed to assess the potential marbled murrelets habitat at the site.”

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1 thought on “Issaquah Reporter: “State disapproves of latest application to log Squak”

  1. Please whomever has the ability to leave mother nature alone must do so! We are running out of pristine natural land that supports the health & well being of all life. STOP CLEARING LAND, PLEASE PLEASE, PLEASE! Alternate sources of material, most excellent in every way, HEMP! Use already cleared land to produce building & paper products.

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