Issaquah Reporter: “Plot thickens on Squak”

Mar 20, 2013, Issaquah Reporter: “Plot thickens on Squak”

Issaquah Reporter’s Linda Ball has a front-page story on the Squak Mountain logging permit application in Wednesday’s issue. The article features an interview with our own Cathy Brandt who stressed the importance of long-term planning instead of short-term gain.

Erickson Logging says it intends to refile the application for a logging permit.

The effort to Save Squak from clear cutting is not over.

Click here to read Linda Ball’s full article in the Issaquah Reporter.

Washington Forest Law Center Represents Issaquah Alps Trails Club & Save Squak in Opposing Logging Permit

The Washington Forest Law Center, a non-profit, public interest law firm dedicated to providing legal services to organizations that monitor and protect the Pacific Northwest’s private and state-owned forest lands, has stepped forward to represent the Issaquah Alps Trails Club and grassroots citizen group, Save Squak.

On Monday, March 11, 2013, the Washington Forest Law Center sent a letter to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources strongly opposing the proposed permit by Erickson Logging to clear cut portions of Squak Mountain at the headwaters of May Creek.

We have the letter and supporting exhibits here online. Both are available in PDF format and available for reading online here.

Download WFLC’s Letter to DNR

Download Exhibits to the Letter

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WFLC Letter to DNR

WFLC Exhibits to DNR Letter

Seattle Times: “Clear-cut looms between Squak, Cougar mountains”

Mar 2, 2013, Seattle Times (Front Page): “Clear-cut looms between Squak, Cougar mountains”

“Park advocates and May Creek residents hope to prevent clear-cutting of nearly 200 acres between Squak Mountain and Cougar Mountain parks.”