Thanks to so many islanders who have expressed their support for Vashon Forest Stewards and offered us space. One friend sent me the following quote which seems to sum up our situation:
We have never understood that the only appropriate human response to a diversified forests ecosystem is a diversified local forest economy. We have failed so far to imagine and put in place some sort of small-scale, locally owned logging and wood-products industries that would be the best guarantors of the long-term good use and good care of our forests. – Wendell Berry, Conserving Forest Communities
We will continue to pursue these goals and to find a good location for a Vashon Wood Center.