On May 23, 2016, the Port of Port Angeles Board of Commissioners
established the Timber Advisory Committee (TAC) to obtain community and
user input with regard to issues impacting the timber industry and its
financial impact on the Port and the economic impact within Clallam
The TAC will advise the Port on timber issues, including rules and regulations affecting the timber harvests and opportunities for advanced wood products supply and manufacturing, on environmental issues and as the Commission directs. It will maintain awareness of the Port’s purpose, authorities, and restraints and apply such knowledge in reaching any recommendations to the Port.
Specific areas of recommendation shall be limited to the following, except as may otherwise be directed by the Commission from time to time:
Port engagement with State and Federal forest management agencies (regulations, forest plans, timber harvests, Department of Natural Resources arrearages, endangered species, etc.) and legislative activity
Port engagement with Timber and Forestry organizations
Budget for research, advocacy and outreach
Mass Timber Products
Road map for supporting advanced wood products
Timber supply study
Budget for research and economic development initiative
Zoning and building permits
Timber practices and habitat conservation
The TAC consists of nine members that will be appointed by the Commission for terms of three years.
TAC meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM at the Port of Port Angeles located at 338 West 1st Street Port Angeles, WA 98362. Check out the meeting dates and agendashere.