VFS is currently collaborating on stewardship forestry projects with Scarsella Cutting and Logging. Tony Scarsella comes highly recommended by Seattle's Cedar River Watershed which is the 90,000-acre forest preserve that protects Seattle's water source. They are very particular about who works in their woods, but they occasionally do selective e thinning projects that restore and enhance the basin's forest structure. Tony thinned a four-acre red alder stand along Melita Creek on Maury Island last year and has thinned two separately-owned Douglas-fir stands on Vashon this last year.
I would join with the Cedar River Watershed in recommending Tony as a skilled and careful operator - so much so in fact that I have filed a Washington State FPA (Forest Practice Application) to have Tony do a careful thinning of my own woods. There are three other forest owners currently ready. Anyone else interested?