Washington Law Review


Brian L. Hansen


This comment examines Washington's failure to adequately protect recreation and scenic beauty from the adverse effects of forest practices. It first describes the Forest Practices Act, then discusses the absence of Forest Practices Board regulations protecting scenic beauty and recreation. It then analyzes the preemptive effect of the Forest Practices Act and its interrelationship with other laws and regulations such as the State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) and SEPA guidelines, the Shoreline Management Act, and local regulations. The comment concludes that further administrative and legislative action is necessary to protect recreation and scenic beauty in Washington's forests.

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