On July, 5, at the PLVC Board Meeting, 3pm, at Beach Club, Olympic Resource Management (ORM), formerly Pope, will discuss the clearcutting they will be doing on Tala Point. A 234 acre parcel on the hill across the bay from the Beach Club will be cut commencing the middle of August. Adrian Miller of ORM will discuss what, where and how the cut will take place. He will demonstrate the visibility of the cut from various places in Port Ludlow.
Separately, at the meeting John Fillers will discuss the Port Ludlow trails status.
All members of the Port Ludlow community are invited to attend.
Click the following link to see the entire meeting agenda: PLVC Meeting Agendas

Community Information Meeting ORM Timber Harvest


Olympic Resource Management (ORM), has advised that they are going to commence timber harvesting operations in mid-February on the 91-acre tract of land called ‘Miller Time’ (see map below). It is located between Paradise Bay Road and the previous PLA harvest near the Woodridge Village in South Bay. Harvested trees will be removed from the site south on Teal Lake Road and the parcel will be replanted for future harvest. This harvest has been approved by the Department of Natural Resources.

ORM will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, February 8 from 3:30 to 5 pm, in the Bay Club Auditorium to discuss their specific plans and impacts the harvesting will have on area residents.

For further information, contact Adrian Miller, at 360-697-6626, amiller@orminc.com


Tuesday, March 14, 4pm, Bay Club

Olympic Resource Management (ORM) has received a permit from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to harvest 163 acres in four parcels around Teal Lake south and outside of the Master Planned Resort. This harvest is call the Mr. Rogers cut and will commence in the next month. A map showing the area to be harvested is attached. Some of Port Ludlow’s Trails will be closed during the harvesting.

PLVC will host Adrian Miller, Manager of Policy and Environment for ORM, to hold an informational meeting to advise the community the details of the harvest. The activities following the harvest will also be outlined.

All residents of Port Ludlow are invited to attend.

Bill Dean
President, PLVC


Adrian Miller of Olympic Resource Management (ORM) presented plans for spraying parcels owned by ORM which are three-quarters of a mile south of the MPR behind Olympic Terrace II.  This will take place between now and the end of August.  This was his agenda:

  • Introduction of Pope Resources and
  • Olympic Resource Management
  • Terminology
  • Herbicide Use
  • Regulations
  • 2016 Operations
    • Where
    • What
    • When

In addition, given the number of questions at the meeting, ORM has provided EPA information on compliance that can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/about-pesticide-registration#compliance

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Olympic Resource Management, formerly Pope Resources, will discuss their plans for herbicide spraying over 1,100 acres on the Olympic Peninsula over the next month.
Adrian Miller, VP Governmental Affairs, and Griffin Chamerlain, Hood Canal Tree Farm Manager, will be here to present their plans and answer your questions.
  • Why is the spraying taking place?
  • Where will spraying take place?
  • When will the spraying take place?
  • How will the application take place?
  • What products will be sprayed?
We look forward to seeing you all on the 8th.


Olympic Resource Management (ORM) will commence tree harvesting on part of their Paradise Creek parcel, 821221001. It is located just west of Paradise Bay Road, north of the Paradise Bay community. The majority of the 32 acre harvest is screened with a fifty foot buffer from the road. It is anticipated that the project will take about three weeks and cutting will not commence before 7am.

Questions should be directed to Adrian Miller at 360-394-0595.


The land to be logged is not within the Port Ludlow Master Planned Resort and is owned by Olympic Resource Management (Pope), an independent timber company.

They have cultivated this “crop” for over 40 years, paid the taxes on the land, and planned to harvest this natural resource.  As a matter of fact, the vast majority of the land surrounding the Master Planned Resort is of a similar variety.

It is a major crop in our part of Washington and not inappropriate for them to proceed.

There is land within the Master Planned Resort that we are working very hard to ensure not be clear-cut and that is designed to provide a buffer between residents and the harvesting that takes place around us.  In so doing we are working to maintain our “village in the woods by the bay”.

Again, this land is not within the Master Planned Resort and not owned by Port Ludlow Associates (PLA).

Bill Dean
Port Ludlow Village Council VP and Chair Ad Hoc Tree Harvesting Committee


The Teal Lake Loop Trail is being closed as of noon 25 March 2016 due to logging and tree blow down.  This closure will extend into mid-May 2016 and possibly beyond.  Please do not use Teal Lake Loop as road rehabilitation and subsequent heavy logging equipment will be be using the south and western portions of TLL Trail.  In addition, tree blow downs from our recent weather have closed the eastern portion. None of this land is within the MPR or “open space reserve”. Please see the below message from Larry Scott, PLVC Trails Chairman.
This closure is due to safety requirements.
Olympic Resources Management (ORM) is the property owner where we have developed our Teal Lake Loop (TLL) Trail. ORM will be doing road reclamation and drainage remediation as well as tree harvesting on the southwest portion where we have used their old logging road as part of our TLL Trail. As a result, for both safety and construction progress reasons PLVC Trails is closing the Teal Lake Loop Trail until these evolutions are complete. The initial planning anticipates completion around mid-May but of course depending on variables, that target could slip. This logging plat is adjacent to the upcoming DNR Trails plat, so our planned connections between those two in that area will also be delayed. This closure is effective starting today 3-25 and as a result, so as to discourage any use of TLL, Trails will NOT be clearing the many blowdowns in other parts of TLL until the completion of ORM’s work . Thank you in advance for honoring the closure. Trails will rehabilitate the entire TLL when ORM’s work is complete.
Douglas Huber