January 30, 2012
Public meeting planned to seek ideas for permanently funding Forest Riparian Easement Program
State program that helps small forest landowners has been revised; ideas for stable funding sources sought
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to gather public input on ways to permanently fund the state’s Forestry Riparian Easement Program (FREP) for small forest landowners.
Other ways to provide input
| What:|| Forestry Riparian Easement Program (FREP) funding|
| When:|| 4:00-6:00 p.m., February 8, 2012|
| Where:|| Natural Resources Building, Room 172, 1111 Washington Street SE, Olympia, Washington, 98501|
| Why: || To gather public input about ways to provide permanent funding for FREP|
Please mail written suggestions about FREP funding sources to: FREP c/o DNR Forest Practices, PO Box 47012, Olympia, WA 98504-7012; or by email to: email@example.com
Suggestions received by February 8, 2012, can be discussed at that evening’s meeting.
Directions and web link:
From I-5 northbound: Take I-5 Exit 105. Keep to the LEFT following the “State Capitol” lane.
From I-5 southbound: Take I-5 Exit 105A. Follow the “State Capitol” lane, which parallels the freeway, for 1/4 mile.
Go through the roundabout and the tunnel. At first traffic light (Capitol Way), turn RIGHT.
Turn RIGHT again at the next traffic light (11th Ave.). At next traffic light (Washington St. SE),
turn RIGHT once more. Turn LEFT into the visitor parking lot. [Visitor parking costs $1.50 per hour, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.]
Public meeting in Olympia on Feb 8. #WA DNR needs ideas for funding small forest landowners assistance program. http://1.usa.gov/A0VvOT
FREP helps small forest landowners remain economically viable
The FREP program, which DNR administers, compensates eligible small forest landowners for part of the marketable timber that they cannot harvest due to the state forest practices rules that protect forest stream habitat for salmon and other fish.
Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, firstname.lastname@example.org
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