Fire danger has prompted Green Diamond Resource Company to close its timberlands to the public effective immediately. According to Patti Case, public affairs/regulatory manager for Green Diamond, conditions are extremely dangerous and any entry is prohibited until fire danger eases. The closure applies to all unauthorized traffic, vehicular or otherwise. Case emphasized the importance of protecting timberland from fire as it is a “critical element” of the economy. Officials ask for the community’s cooperation and warn that because of the significant danger, any individual apprehended on Green Diamond property may be prosecuted. As always, gates with posted signs announcing active harvest operations are off limits to all traffic. All Green Diamond gates will be posted with signs over the next several days. But regardless of whether or not you see a sign, all access is closed. Green Diamond Resource Company owns approximately 320,000 acres of timberland in Washington, located in Mason, Grays Harbor, Thurston and four other counties.