Healthy Working Forests Are Essential to Jobs and Washington’s Economy

Adams CountyAsotin CountyBenton CountyChelan CountyClallam CountyClark CountyColumbia CountyCowlitz CountyDouglas CountyFerry CountyFranklin CountyGarfield CountyGrant CountyGrays Harbor CountyIsland CountyJefferson CountyKing CountyKitsap CountyKittitas CountyKlickitat CountyLewis CountyLincoln CountyMason CountyOkanogan CountyPacific CountyPend Oreille CountyPierce CountySan Juan CountySkagit CountySkamania CountySnohomish CountySpokane CountyStevens CountyThurston CountyWahkiakum CountyWalla Walla CountyWhatcom CountyWhitman CountyYakima County

Working forests form the foundation of the timber industry that supports 105,000 workers and generates $4.9 billion in wages annually. Learn more about working forests.

Our working forests sustain the 3rd largest manufacturing industry in Washington.

Thousands of people rely on working forests. When industries go through inevitable down cycles, the forest is still growing, and the work of planting, harvesting and producing wood products becomes even more important.

We support active, sustainable forestry to promote revenues, taxes, jobs and produce renewable wood products for society. These activities take place across Washington state, making it vital for us to promote the value of working forests in our communities. Join us in supporting working forests.




Washington State Forestland: 22,983,438 acres; Restricted Forest: 53%; Working Forest: 47%Click on the map to find out the economic impact of working forests in your county.



Statewide (download infosheet)

Total Forestland Acres22,983,438
Working Forest10,874,734
Forest restricted by state & federal law12,108,704
Direct jobs41,466
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)104,986
Total wages$4,879,645,182
Taxes & fees$200,829,821
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)3,649,641
Working Forest10,874,734
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted2,567,398
Federal Forest Restricted9,541,306
Total Forestland Acres22,983,438

Adams County

Total Forestland Acres1,452
Working Forest979
Forest restricted by state & federal law473
Direct jobs22
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)40
Total wages$1,673,720
Taxes & fees$65,310
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest979
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted270
Federal Forest Restricted203
Total Forestland Acres1,452

Asotin County

Total Forestland Acres103,022
Working Forest51,038
Forest restricted by state & federal law51,984
Direct jobs70
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)128
Total wages$4,623,847
Taxes & fees$172,319
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)176
Working Forest51,038
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted11,093
Federal Forest Restricted40,891
Total Forestland Acres103,022

Benton County

Total Forestland Acres351
Working Forest214
Forest restricted by state & federal law137
Direct jobs314
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)561
Total wages$25,084,613
Taxes & fees$1,028,266
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest214
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted20
Federal Forest Restricted117
Total Forestland Acres351

Chelan County

Total Forestland Acres1,392,891
Working Forest177,073
Forest restricted by state & federal law1,215,818
Direct jobs337
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)506
Total wages$19,433,300
Taxes & fees$1,178,791
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)34,824
Working Forest177,073
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted33,458
Federal Forest Restricted1,182,360
Total Forestland Acres1,392,891

Clallam County

Total Forestland Acres1,034,606
Working Forest430,732
Forest restricted by state & federal law603,874
Direct jobs1,229
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)2,854
Total wages$130,090,033
Taxes & fees$7,318,886
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)230,394
Working Forest430,732
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted108,427
Federal Forest Restricted495,447
Total Forestland Acres1,034,606

Clark County

Total Forestland Acres251,273
Working Forest202,921
Forest restricted by state & federal law48,352
Direct jobs2,960
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)9,201
Total wages$368,933,508
Taxes & fees$11,783,662
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)85,708
Working Forest202,921
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted45,469
Federal Forest Restricted2,883
Total Forestland Acres251,273

Columbia County

Total Forestland Acres203,917
Working Forest57,398
Forest restricted by state & federal law146,519
Direct jobs28
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)48
Total wages$2,095,936
Taxes & fees$93,501
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)1,590
Working Forest57,398
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted14,349
Federal Forest Restricted132,170
Total Forestland Acres203,917

Cowlitz County

Total Forestland Acres657,909
Working Forest496,930
Forest restricted by state & federal law160,979
Direct jobs4,297
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)13,084
Total wages$822,391,223
Taxes & fees$27,624,142
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)271,567
Working Forest496,930
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted133,046
Federal Forest Restricted27,933
Total Forestland Acres657,909

Douglas County

Total Forestland Acres16,983
Working Forest14,405
Forest restricted by state & federal law2,577
Direct jobs58
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)89
Total wages$3,900,071
Taxes & fees$179,195
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)1
Working Forest14,405
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted1,902
Federal Forest Restricted676
Total Forestland Acres16,983

Ferry County

Total Forestland Acres1,072,722
Working Forest539,170
Forest restricted by state & federal law533,552
Direct jobs210
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)515
Total wages$20,804,386
Taxes & fees$942,376
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)130,273
Working Forest539,170
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted127,580
Federal Forest Restricted405,972
Total Forestland Acres1,072,722

Franklin County

Total Forestland Acres1,733
Working Forest593
Forest restricted by state & federal law1,141
Direct jobs175
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)345
Total wages$16,127,416
Taxes & fees$622,764
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest593
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted129
Federal Forest Restricted1,012
Total Forestland Acres1,733

Garfield County

Total Forestland Acres100,933
Working Forest34,711
Forest restricted by state & federal law66,222
Direct jobs10
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)14
Total wages$486,652
Taxes & fees$26,524
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)314
Working Forest34,711
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted7,362
Federal Forest Restricted58,860
Total Forestland Acres100,933

Grant County

Total Forestland Acres6,706
Working Forest1,656
Forest restricted by state & federal law5,050
Direct jobs158
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)254
Total wages$13,214,608
Taxes & fees$604,077
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest1,656
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted1,243
Federal Forest Restricted3,807
Total Forestland Acres6,706

Grays Harbor County

Total Forestland Acres1,120,182
Working Forest767,095
Forest restricted by state & federal law353,087
Direct jobs1,911
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)4,902
Total wages$217,650,604
Taxes & fees$12,189,178
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)356,570
Working Forest767,095
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted220,020
Federal Forest Restricted133,067
Total Forestland Acres1,120,182

Island County

Total Forestland Acres86,883
Working Forest71,997
Forest restricted by state & federal law14,886
Direct jobs212
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)540
Total wages$24,846,607
Taxes & fees$914,302
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)7,024
Working Forest71,997
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted8,804
Federal Forest Restricted6,082
Total Forestland Acres86,883

Jefferson County

Total Forestland Acres1,064,350
Working Forest289,357
Forest restricted by state & federal law774,993
Direct jobs295
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)798
Total wages$31,770,069
Taxes & fees$2,819,788
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)131,461
Working Forest289,357
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted117,472
Federal Forest Restricted657,521
Total Forestland Acres1,064,350

King County

Total Forestland Acres1,003,402
Working Forest513,797
Forest restricted by state & federal law489,606
Direct jobs6,420
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)16,630
Total wages$860,613,490
Taxes & fees$29,054,012
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)117,116
Working Forest513,797
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted151,997
Federal Forest Restricted337,608
Total Forestland Acres1,003,402

Kitsap County

Total Forestland Acres187,620
Working Forest147,226
Forest restricted by state & federal law40,393
Direct jobs317
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)670
Total wages$27,119,557
Taxes & fees$1,635,771
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)38,591
Working Forest147,226
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted29,139
Federal Forest Restricted11,255
Total Forestland Acres187,620

Kittitas County

Total Forestland Acres783,309
Working Forest311,552
Forest restricted by state & federal law471,757
Direct jobs211
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)456
Total wages$14,876,517
Taxes & fees$602,555
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)19,628
Working Forest311,552
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted86,837
Federal Forest Restricted384,920
Total Forestland Acres783,309

Klickitat County

Total Forestland Acres516,397
Working Forest420,525
Forest restricted by state & federal law95,872
Direct jobs517
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,399
Total wages$58,148,003
Taxes & fees$3,133,474
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)108,730
Working Forest420,525
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted76,320
Federal Forest Restricted19,552
Total Forestland Acres516,397

Lewis County (download infosheet)

Total Forestland Acres1,374,647
Working Forest708,870
Forest restricted by state & federal law665,777
Direct jobs2,477
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)5,869
Total wages$282,269,024
Taxes & fees$15,611,859
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)417,857
Working Forest708,870
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted199,895
Federal Forest Restricted465,882
Total Forestland Acres1,374,647

Lincoln County

Total Forestland Acres69,114
Working Forest61,651
Forest restricted by state & federal law7,463
Direct jobs22
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)59
Total wages$2,427,114
Taxes & fees$86,259
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)2,866
Working Forest61,651
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted5,722
Federal Forest Restricted1,741
Total Forestland Acres69,114

Mason County

Total Forestland Acres552,926
Working Forest336,030
Forest restricted by state & federal law216,896
Direct jobs1,212
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)3,113
Total wages$135,942,869
Taxes & fees$6,097,300
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)110,741
Working Forest336,030
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted61,543
Federal Forest Restricted155,353
Total Forestland Acres552,926

Okanogan County

Total Forestland Acres1,982,401
Working Forest628,291
Forest restricted by state & federal law1,354,111
Direct jobs289
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)450
Total wages$14,587,443
Taxes & fees$923,759
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)78,320
Working Forest628,291
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted96,427
Federal Forest Restricted1,257,684
Total Forestland Acres1,982,401

Pacific County

Total Forestland Acres534,690
Working Forest364,344
Forest restricted by state & federal law170,346
Direct jobs442
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,009
Total wages$45,781,044
Taxes & fees$6,657,734
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)316,169
Working Forest364,344
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted162,603
Federal Forest Restricted7,744
Total Forestland Acres534,690

Pend Oreille County

Total Forestland Acres787,506
Working Forest416,615
Forest restricted by state & federal law370,892
Direct jobs303
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)725
Total wages$30,026,082
Taxes & fees$1,727,925
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)69,965
Working Forest416,615
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted21,904
Federal Forest Restricted348,988
Total Forestland Acres787,506

Pierce County

Total Forestland Acres800,881
Working Forest414,955
Forest restricted by state & federal law385,926
Direct jobs4,816
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)12,667
Total wages$558,713,811
Taxes & fees$19,165,741
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)125,550
Working Forest414,955
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted72,472
Federal Forest Restricted313,454
Total Forestland Acres800,881

San Juan County

Total Forestland Acres85,258
Working Forest69,738
Forest restricted by state & federal law15,521
Direct jobs59
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)142
Total wages$5,404,512
Taxes & fees$180,752
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)1,108
Working Forest69,738
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted13,252
Federal Forest Restricted2,269
Total Forestland Acres85,258

Skagit County

Total Forestland Acres890,416
Working Forest360,738
Forest restricted by state & federal law529,677
Direct jobs1,067
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)2,766
Total wages$123,513,305
Taxes & fees$5,416,939
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)125,678
Working Forest360,738
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted107,044
Federal Forest Restricted422,633
Total Forestland Acres890,416

Skamania County

Total Forestland Acres996,021
Working Forest151,294
Forest restricted by state & federal law844,727
Direct jobs378
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)935
Total wages$39,486,132
Taxes & fees$2,648,241
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)93,921
Working Forest151,294
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted59,538
Federal Forest Restricted785,189
Total Forestland Acres996,021

Snohomish County

Total Forestland Acres1,065,150
Working Forest385,136
Forest restricted by state & federal law680,015
Direct jobs2,490
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)6,289
Total wages$275,714,915
Taxes & fees$10,489,367
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)143,498
Working Forest385,136
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted108,836
Federal Forest Restricted571,179
Total Forestland Acres1,065,150

Spokane County

Total Forestland Acres318,506
Working Forest261,304
Forest restricted by state & federal law57,202
Direct jobs1,983
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)4,223
Total wages$141,964,591
Taxes & fees$5,435,624
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)28,075
Working Forest261,304
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted46,733
Federal Forest Restricted10,469
Total Forestland Acres318,506

Stevens County

Total Forestland Acres1,149,289
Working Forest892,751
Forest restricted by state & federal law256,538
Direct jobs747
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,738
Total wages$74,892,447
Taxes & fees$3,567,584
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)152,906
Working Forest892,751
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted86,966
Federal Forest Restricted169,572
Total Forestland Acres1,149,289

Thurston County

Total Forestland Acres329,638
Working Forest270,383
Forest restricted by state & federal law59,255
Direct jobs1,302
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)2,908
Total wages$123,569,363
Taxes & fees$5,832,981
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)174,393
Working Forest270,383
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted50,926
Federal Forest Restricted8,329
Total Forestland Acres329,638

Wahkiakum County

Total Forestland Acres147,694
Working Forest99,322
Forest restricted by state & federal law48,372
Direct jobs179
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)345
Total wages$15,664,295
Taxes & fees$1,847,229
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)76,135
Working Forest99,322
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted46,068
Federal Forest Restricted2,303
Total Forestland Acres147,694

Walla Walla County

Total Forestland Acres30,934
Working Forest25,278
Forest restricted by state & federal law5,656
Direct jobs887
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)1,924
Total wages$82,517,364
Taxes & fees$3,131,330
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest25,278
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted3,578
Federal Forest Restricted2,078
Total Forestland Acres30,934

Whatcom County

Total Forestland Acres1,033,817
Working Forest260,529
Forest restricted by state & federal law773,288
Direct jobs1,594
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)4,079
Total wages$156,829,821
Taxes & fees$5,589,075
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)80,328
Working Forest260,529
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted67,253
Federal Forest Restricted706,035
Total Forestland Acres1,033,817

Whitman County

Total Forestland Acres26,889
Working Forest22,237
Forest restricted by state & federal law4,652
Direct jobs44
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)102
Total wages$4,411,137
Taxes & fees$142,360
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)0
Working Forest22,237
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted4,005
Federal Forest Restricted647
Total Forestland Acres26,889

Yakima County

Total Forestland Acres1,201,021
Working Forest615,901
Forest restricted by state & federal law585,120
Direct jobs1,424
Total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)2,609
Total wages$102,045,753
Taxes & fees$4,288,869
2013 Total Harvested Volume (mbf)118,165
Working Forest615,901
Private-State-Tribal-County Restricted177,697
Federal Forest Restricted407,422
Total Forestland Acres1,201,021