April 6, 2022 – AFRC – American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) President Travis Joseph had the following to say regarding the Washington Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) ‘carbon project’ on public working forests known as state trust lands: “DNR should follow the recommendations of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the best way to mitigate climate change is through science-based, sustainable forest management. This includes planting and growing trees, harvesting and manufacturing wood products for carbon storage, and replanting and starting the sustainable cycle over again on the half of DNR state trust lands that remain open for timber harvest.  This cycle ensures our forests remain forested forever while meeting society’s needs for carbon-friendly wood products.”