FPA 2813883: logging on Whidbey Island, April 29 to May 2, 2014
Late on Tuesday April 29 we found out that WA State had issued an "NTC" - Notice To Comply - stopping any further cutting of trees. Not sure what directly caused that, but it works for us.
It appears that some trees in the RMZ might have been cut, and quite a few other trees may have fallen into the stream and/or associated wetlands.
Some of the heavy equipment has been very close to working in the RMZ and the stream bed itself; it's hard to tell from our vantage points.
The operation has been allowed to continue moving the already downed trees - so far 12 to 15 logging trucks have been loaded up and hauled off,
another 30++ truck loads remaining.
I don't know what the legal description of "new road construction" is while logging in WA State, but there are some new mighty fine "dirt paths" that one could drive a semi down.
Logging permits can be browsed or downloaded by searching by FPA number at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/fparssearch
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