Washington State SAF

North Olympic Chapter holds successful biomass tour

The North Olympic Chapter of Washington State SAF hosted a biomass tour for over 80 community leaders from the Port Angeles-Port Townsend area. Led and organized by Chapter Chair Harry Bell, along with chapter members John Calhoun, Cam Field, Martha Hurd and Tom Swanson, the tour included stops at the Herman Bros/Evergreen Fiver biomass facilities and field operations. Participants learned about biomass production and transportation, benefits of biomass harvesting, and efforts to minimize site impacts. One local Historical Society member commented, “This biomass operation looks good for the environment.” Another local businessman stated that before the tour he had concerns about the soil impacts of biomass harvesting, but now that he sees the operation in action, he is supportive. Herman Bros contributed the necessary funds for bus transportation.