Discovery takes on natural resource theft in “Dark Woods”

Discovery Channel is delving into the underground black market in the forests of Washington's Olympic Peninsula in the PSG Films-produced series Dark Woods Justice (pictured).
May 20, 2016

U.S. net Discovery Channel is delving into the forests of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in its latest series, Dark Woods Justice.

The PSG Films-produced program will focus on an underground black market of natural resource theft that is rife within the 2,000 square miles of forested area. Poachers keen on capitalizing on valuable trees such as the Western Big Leaf Maple – whose wood is used to create high-end guitars and other musical instruments – work deep within the forests, but are closely monitored by Jefferson County Deputy Adam Newman and his fellow deputies.

Dark Woods Justice will follows Newman and his colleagues as they look to put an end to the forest destruction and the criminal activity behind it. Also figuring in the series is Detective Jeff Rhodes of Mason County, who is tasked with finding missing persons in the forest.

Kyle Wheeler exec produces for Discovery, while Greg Wolf is associate producer.

The series premieres on June 7 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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