222-21-005 - Policy

222-21-005. Policy

The legislature has found that further reduction in harvestable timber owned by small forest landowners as a result of the rules adopted under RCW 76.09.055 or 76.09.370 will further erode small landowners' economic viability and willingness or ability to keep the lands in forestry use and, therefore, reduce the amount of habitat available for salmon recovery and conservation of other aquatic resources. The legislature addressed these concerns by establishing a forestry riparian easement program to acquire easements from qualifying small forest landowners along riparian and other areas of value to the state for protection of aquatic resources.

Statutory Authority: RCW 76.090.040 [76.09.040], 76.09.370 and 76.13.120. 12-11-106, § 222-21-005, filed 5/22/12, effective 6/22/12. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW, RCW 76.09.040, [76.09.]050, [76.09.]370, 76.13.120(9). 01-12-042, § 222-21-005, filed 5/30/01, effective 7/1/01.

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