Local wood for local products

The Northwest Certified Forestry project is sponsoring a meeting on Aug. 13 in Eastsound to explore the opportunities and barriers to the use of local wood for local island projects. The meeting will be at the Orcas Senior Center in Eastsound, 1-4 p.m.

San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes, Erik Sircely of Insite Design and Kaj Enderlein of Heartworks Construction will discuss new county policies and existing building ordinances that encourage use of local wood, lumber availability from local mills, designing with local wood and engineering locally-milled lumber.

Architects, builders, craftspeople, homeowners and other wood products users are encouraged to attend.

Renowned for superior quality, “island wood”, from the forests of San Juan County, produces high-value lumber for local building projects. Mills and manufacturers throughout the islands are equipped to produce beams, flooring, trim, molding, cabinetry, and fine crafts.

“Islandwood” discussion, Aug. 13, 1-4 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, Eastsound. For info, contact Kirk Hanson at 360-316-9317 or kirk@nnrg.org.