Snohomish County has 90 days to stop timber harvest

GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County has 90 days to stop a contested 160-acre timber harvest next to Wallace Falls State Park. The state Board of Natural Resources voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Middle May timber sale. But Commissioner Hilary Franz moved the auction to late November after divisive public comment about the sale. Last month, a group called Sky Valley Future asked the county to turn 5,300 acres in the Reiter Foothills into a county park. Snohomish County owns the land, but the DNR manages it.