Kitsap Forest and Bay

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Kitsap Forest & Bay Project is a community-wide effort to conserve nearly 7,000 acres of forest and 1.8 miles of shoreline on the Kitsap Peninsula of Washington's Puget Sound. With Port Gamble Bay at its heart, the land has been used to grow trees and produce lumber since 1853. The landowner, Pope Resources – a timber company, wants to move out of this urbanizing region at the tip of Hood Canal. Recognizing the value of their lands for public recreation, wildlife habitat and cultural sustenance, the company has given the community an incredible opportunity to determine the land's future. But, time is running out...the community's option to purchase the land expires in March 2014. At that time, Pope Resources will pursue other options for disposing of its land.