Permit sales slow but profitable for Weyerhaeuser
Weyerhaeuser permits went on sale last night, and less than 25% have been sold so far.
Despite just over 350 permits being sold as of this morning, almost $49,000 has been paid to Weyerhaeuser for access to lands that are currently free to use. If all 8310 permits sell, Weyerhaeuser would make $666,500.
As of August 1st, almost 187,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser land will be closed to everyone who do does not purchase a permit.
Grays Harbor County Commissioner Wes Cormier announced he will introduce an ordinance on Monday that will restrict “fee for access” to certain timber lands, saying that they need to decide if they are timber or recreational land.
Weyerhaeuser spokesman Anthony Chavez told KXRO this week that they believe Cormier’s ordinance is not valid.
As of 8 am, only 361 of the 8310 permits have been sold.