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MEDIA ADVISORY

March 23, 2012

Public invited to learn more about DNR biomass supply study

OLYMPIA – Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in collaboration with the University of Washington and TSS Consultants, will host two public meetings in April to present results of the recently completed Washington Forest Biomass Supply Assessment.

Who:

DNR, UW College of the Environment and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and TSS Consultants

What:

Members of the Washington Forest Biomass Supply Assessment study team will present detailed information on the results of the study. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions of the team.

When & Where: 

 

1:30 p.m., April 4
State Parks Eastern Region Office
270 Ninth St. N.E., Suite 200
East Wenatchee
Directions:
http://g.co/maps/tzhpb 

Please park in the lower lot at the intersection of 9th Street and Colby Court.  Turn right onto Colby Court; the lot is immediately on the left.

When & Where:

 

6 p.m., April 5
Natural Resources Building, Room 172
1111 Washington St., SE
Olympia
Directions:
http://g.co/maps/nkeft 


Video available from online press conference
On March 13, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark held a press conference announcing the release of the biomass supply study. The video of that press conference is available on DNR’s YouTube channel at: http://tinyurl.com/biomass-031312pressconf  

For more information about the forest biomass supply assessment and to download the final report, go to: www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/OtherConservationInformation/Pages/cc_forest_biomass_assessment.aspx  

Forest biomass at DNR
In 2009, the legislature authorized DNR to implement biomass energy pilot projects in eastern and western Washington. Removing biomass feedstock in ecologically sustainable ways to produce energy (liquid fuels or heat and electricity) can:

  • Provide income for forest landowners while improving forest health;
  • Create rural jobs;
  • Reduce wildfires and greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • Aid in the production of renewable energy.

Media Contact: Bryan Flint, Communications Director, 360-902-1023, bryan.flint@dnr.wa.gov  

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