In the coming year, the state Board of Natural Resources will set a "sustainable" harvest level for state trust lands in Western Washington — a decision that will affect the amount of money available for public school construction and remodeling for the next ten years.
Recognizing the impact of the upcoming decision, the Washington State School Directors’ Association has published a "Hot Topics" issue brief on Trust Lands and School Construction. The goal is to familiarize school directors and others in the education community with the issue so that they may provide input to the board during a 45-day public comment period scheduled for later this year.
The issue brief provides background on the BNR's process for establishing a sustainable harvest calculation and a summary of the draft timber harvesting models now under consideration. It also includes an overview of trust lands in Washington, which were established by Congress at statehood in 1889.
You may access the report online by clicking the link below.
WSSDA Hot Topics:Trust Lands & School Construction
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