June 12, 2012
DNR hearings about proposed exchange of state trust lands on Olympic Peninsula
Proposed land exchange with Green Crow timber company will improve public access and management efficiencies
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct two evening hearings to receive public comments about a proposed exchange of state trust lands with the Green Crow Corporation, a timber company.
June 27, 2012
Port Angeles Senior and Community Center
328 E. 7th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
June 28, 2012
Hoquiam City Hall
City Council Chambers
609 8th Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550
In the proposal, known as the Foothills Exchange, DNR would trade about 6,818 acres of trust land with Green Crow and receive up to 9,595 acres of Green Crow property in return. The exchange is intended to consolidate DNR’s management of state trust lands in Clallam, Jefferson and Mason counties. Consolidating state trust lands can help enhance public access, improve land and natural resources management efficiencies, and help DNR continue to meet wildlife habitat goals of its Habitat Conservation Plan.
A summary of the testimony will be presented to the Board of Natural Resources at a regularly scheduled meeting before making a final decision.
Written comments are also accepted and must be received on or before July 13, 2012. Please address comments to: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Asset & Property Management Division, ATTN: Foothills Exchange, No. 86-086805, PO Box 47014, Olympia, WA 98504-7014, or e-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information, call 360-902-1600.
More information about the hearings and the proposed exchange is on the DNR website: www.dnr.wa.gov.
Evening public hearings on DNR land exchange with Green Crow Corp. 6/27 in Port Angeles and 6/28 in Hoquiam http://1.usa.gov/KEyEZG
The direct link to information about the proposed Foothills Exchange is: www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/LandExchanges/Pages/amp_exc_foothills_exchange.aspx
DNR-managed state trust lands
DNR manages more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, aquatic, agricultural, and conservation lands. State trust lands are managed to produce income for schools, universities, prisons, state mental hospitals, community colleges, local services in many counties, and the state’s general fund. State trust lands are also managed to provide fish and wildlife habitat, and educational and recreational opportunities.
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