May 2, 2011
Dabob Bay lands are topic of public hearing May 12
DNR proposal to exchange trust designations between state parcels would set stage for future addition to Dabob Bay Natural Area
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing in Quilcene to provide information and receive testimony on the proposed Dabob Bay Phase 2 Inter-trust Exchange. This exchange would make possible a future transfer of additional state trust land to the Dabob Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) as authorized by the state legislature.
|Who:||Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)|
|When:||6:00 – 7:00 p.m., May 12, 2011|
|Where:||Quilcene School Multi-Purpose Room|
294715 Highway 101 in Quilcene
|Why:||Provide information and receive testimony on the proposed Dabob Bay Phase 2 Inter- trust Exchange.|
|See link at right.|
|@WaDNR Public hearing 6 pm on 5/12 in Quilcene. Looking at adding lands to Dabob Bay Natural Area http://1.usa.gov/lxoRnc|
Written comments about the exchange will be accepted until 4 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2011, at: Department of Natural Resources
Asset & Property Management Division
ATTN: TRUST LAND TRANSFER
Inter-trust Exchange: 86-086801
Olympia, WA 98504-7014
Comments about the proposed inter-trust exchange also can be emailed by no later than 4 p.m., May 19, 2011, to: Trust_Land_Transfer@dnr.wa.gov
Purpose of exchanging trust designations
In this proposed inter-trust exchange, several properties currently designated as State Forest Transfer and State Forest Purchase Trust lands in Jefferson County would be re-designated as Common School Trust properties. In exchange, equal-valued parcels of Common School Trust lands in Jefferson County would be designated as State Forest Transfer Trust and State Forest Purchase Trust lands. DNR manages State Forest Trust lands to support county services, including schools and fire protection and manages Common School Trust lands to support school construction.
If approved by the Department of Natural Resources’ Board of Natural Resources, the inter-trust exchange would make possible a future transfer of additional state trust land into the Dabob Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) as authorized by the state legislature.
A factsheet with maps showing the affected parcels in the Dabob Bay Phase 2 Inter-trust Exchange is online at www.dnr.wa.gov under “Leasing and Land Transactions.” The direct link to the factsheet is: www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_fs11_008.pdf
Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, firstname.lastname@example.org
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