The land to be logged is not within the Port Ludlow Master Planned Resort and is owned by Olympic Resource Management (Pope), an independent timber company.

They have cultivated this “crop” for over 40 years, paid the taxes on the land, and planned to harvest this natural resource. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of the land surrounding the Master Planned Resort is of a similar variety.

It is a major crop in our part of Washington and not inappropriate for them to proceed.

There is land within the Master Planned Resort that we are working very hard to ensure not be clear-cut and that is designed to provide a buffer between residents and the harvesting that takes place around us. In so doing we are working to maintain our “village in the woods by the bay”.

Again, this land is not within the Master Planned Resort and not owned by Port Ludlow
Associates (PLA).

Bill Dean
Port Ludlow Village Council VP and Chair Ad Hoc Tree Harvesting Committee