September 9, 2011
Summit of Tribes and Commissioner Goldmark
Media invited September 12
OLYMPIA – The news media are invited on Monday morning as the Natural Resources Tribal Summit gets underway, with the representatives of 29 federally recognized tribes of Washington State meeting with Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark.
| Who:||Washington Tribes and Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark|
| What: ||Washington State Department of Natural Resources / Tribal Summit. |
Media will have an opportunity to talk with Commissioner Goldmark and tribal leaders as they prepare to begin discussions. During this time, there will be a presentation of progress made during the past year.
| When:||9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 12, 2011 |
| Where:||Sxwda?dəb Cultural Center |
| Why:||Tribal leaders and Commissioner Goldmark will discuss and coordinate natural resource issues important to the tribes. |
From I-5 north or south, take Exit 116, Mounts Road SW. Go north (left coming from south I-5, right from north I-5). Go past the golf course and continue around to the left following Mounts Road SW. Just a little over 1 mile, turn right up a steep driveway past a home on the left, winding to the right and up into the grassy field parking area of the center.
Tribal summit of WA tribal leaders & Commissioner Peter Goldmark: common ground on natural resources
DNR-managed state lands
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages 5 million acres of state-owned lands. Of these, 3 million acres are state trust lands that provide revenue for specific beneficiaries such as construction of public schools statewide, universities, other state educational institutions and prisons, and services in many counties as well as contributing to the state General Fund. Forested trust lands provide diverse habitat, and most are open for public access and recreation. DNR also is steward of 2.6 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands, and 144,000 acres of natural areas.
Media Contact: Jane Chavey, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1721, email@example.com
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