Forest Management in the PNW A Simple Set of Periods Pre-European Era Early Exploration and Settlement Early Logging Activities The Onset of Industrialization World War II and the Korean War Recent History (post 1973) Pre-European Era
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Forest Management in the PNW
Access to markets (transport)
Access to forest interior
Distance to markets (most people on east coast)
Sudden nearby demand for timber, lumber, and other materials (food, etc.) that required lumber.
PNW Geography: lowland forests near water (sound, rivers, etc.) provided access, transport, ease of entry.
By 1850 sawmills were opening throughout the Puget Sound Region.
Shipped to CA from ports
Mule and/or oxen teams
Hand saws and incuts (still visible)
Unpatented lands made access limited to time and material
Northern Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalis caurina