Brinnon: Group opposes timber thinning project

BRINNON — A plan by Boy Scout leaders to cut down trees in an 80-acre section of Camp Parsons is being challenged by a local group organized by Mark Rose.

The Chief Seattle Boy Scout Council — which oversees Boy Scout groups on the North Olympic Peninsula and other areas — says it plans to thin timber on a section of Camp Parsons.

Boy Scout officials say some of the trees there have root rot and they want to make the area safe for more than 10,000 Boy Scouts who camp there each summer.

But Rose and some homeowners who live nearby have signed a petition protesting the thinning project. They say the Boy Scouts are planning “a major logging operation.”

Rose, a vocal critic of the Brinnon Sub-Area Plan which governs development in the vicinity, did not return calls seeking comment Thursday.

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