The Darrington Collaborative is pleased to announce the sale of our Segelsen stewardship pilot project 26 months after our conception. We would like to thank the MBS NF for their support and staff time in making this project happen on top of their existing workload.
Hampton Lumber secured the winning bid for the Segelsen stewardship sale, which was the first timber sale emerging from the Darrington Collaborative. Hampton offered a strong bid well over the minimum acceptable offer at $358,000, or $29.14 per ton.
The Segelsen restoration thinning sale is 69 acres
with a total cruised volume of 12,293 tons, approximately 1,530 mmbf (million bf). This amounts to
22 mbf per acre, roughly 1/3rd of the total stand
volume. Logs removed will be approximately 25% Douglas Fir and 75% Western Hemlock & Silver Fir.
In addition to providing restoration thinning to a previously harvested stand that will result in expediting late successional characteristics, the retained receipts from the thinning will stay on the Forest. As a stewardship sale, receipts will be used toward identified aquatic restoration work associated with the Clear Creek Road.
The Collaborative is also anticipating local economic benefits to the community of Darrington where Hampton owns an operating mill. Through a partnership with the Glacier Peak Institute, the Darrington Collaborative plans to implement post-harvest monitoring with local Darrington middle school and high school students providing STEM-related learning opportunities on the Segelsen site.
Stay tuned for future updates on this and other projects from the Darrington Collaborative.
9/5/17 Public Meeting Highlights Segelsen Progress and Discusses future projects
A group of about 30 local residents, timber interests, U.S. Forest Service, conservationists and representatives from Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Suzan DelBene’s offices attended a public meeting of the Darrington Collaborative on Tuesday night from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The agenda discussed the current Segelsen forest restoration contract that is currently out for bid and a discussion about upcoming projects that the Collaborative plans to be involved with. These include a stewardship contract as part of the upcoming South Fork Stillaguamish Thinning Project and a larger restoration thinning project in the Segelsen area.
Representatives from the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest were on hand to answer specific questions about bidding on the Segelsen stewardship contract.
8/27/17 Darrington Collaborative Public Meeting Scheduled for Tues 9/5/17 at 6:30 pm
Please join us for the upcoming public meeting by the Darrington Collaborative.
WHEN: Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Darrington Community Center
WHAT: Public meeting hosted by the Darrington Collaborative to update the public on current progress and future projects and solicit feedback from local stakeholders
We are excited to share the progress on the Segelsen thin, the first project associated with the Darrington Collaborative which is currently out for bid.
4/27/17 Everett Herald Editorial Mentions Darrington Collaborative
“EDITORIAL: Darrington, Arlington still winners in many ways”
“It might sound like a rationalization, but Arlington, Darrington and the Stillaguamish River Valley that connects them didn’t have to come out on top at Wednesday’s announcement of America’s Best Communities competition to be winners.”
Read the full editorial: http://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/editorial-darrington-arlington-still-winners-in-many-ways/
02/28/17 - Forest Service Greenlights Darrington Collaborative Segelsen Pilot Project
"Peter Forbes, Darrington District Ranger for the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest signed a decision memo which completes the required analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act for the stewardship project of restoration thinning with drainage enhancements in both the Segelsen Creek area and Clear Creek road system as part of the stewardship contracting. “
The project, developed by the Darrington Collaborative in conjunction with the Forest Service, was part of a scoping notice in March of 2016. The Darrington Collaborative had several meetings with Forest Service staff to layout the sale and identify the aquatic restoration on Clear Creek. The group also held two field tours for local stakeholders, several public meetings and a contracting workshop in Darrington. “
“The focus now is on completing a stewardship business plan for the project and developing a draft bid for the sale. “
“Read the decision notice at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49026
9/4/16 Everett Herald highlights Darrington Collaborative as Stilly Valley Future Developments
“Stilly Valley’s communities taking charge of their future”
“ARLINGTON — Leaders, business owners, neighbors and volunteers in the Stillaguamish Valley are pushing toward goals outlined in a plan for strengthening the economy after the 2014 Oso mudslide.”
Read the full article: https://www.heraldnet.com/news/stilly-valleys-communities-taking-charge-of-their-future/
4/8/16 Governor Jay Inslee announces new grant for Darrington Collaborative stewardship projects
“Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday toured the site of a proposed aquatic restoration stewardship project with leaders from conservation organizations, the local timber industry and the Darrington community who are members of the newly formed Darrington Collaborative. He announced a $20,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce to support the group’s work restoring critical habitat, improving water quality and creating local jobs.”
“The Darrington Collaborative grew from the trust created by the conservation community and Darrington in the aftermath of the tragic state Route 530 landslide two years ago. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray initiated a dialogue between the community and conservation organizations with the support and encouragement of Inslee and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene. “
“The group aims to bring together a variety of interests, including those of the local timber industry and conservation community, to increase ecologically sustainable timber harvests near Darrington and create jobs while improving the health of forests and watersheds.”
Read Gov. Inslee’s press release: http://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-new-grant-darrington-collaborative-stewardship-projects
8/6/15 Darrington Collaborative holds first public meeting
7/10/15 Everett Herald Chronicles Establishment of Darrington Collaborative
Everett Herald: “Logging partnership formed for Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest”
DARRINGTON — A new partnership between loggers, conservationists, lawmakers and educators is aimed at creating more sustainable timber harvests in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Read the full article: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/logging-partnership-formed-for-mount-baker-snoqualmie-national-forest/