DNR public hearing Wednesday night on proposed Butler Hill trust land exchange
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July 10, 2012

DNR public hearing Wednesday night on proposed Butler Hill trust land exchange

OLYMPIA –The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an open meeting Wednesday night at its regional office in Sedro Woolley to accept public comments about a proposed exchange of state trust land in Skagit County. DNR proposes to exchange 144 acres of State Forest Transfer Trust land for up to 240 acres of forestland property owned by Cougar Peak, LLC.

What:Proposed exchange of state trust lands in Skagit County 
When:6 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2012 

Where: 

 

DNR Northwest Region Office
919 N. Township St.
Sedro Woolley, WA  98284 

Why:

 

The exchange is intended to consolidate DNR-managed state trust lands in Skagit County to help enhance public access, improve natural resource management options, and generate trust revenue for Skagit County and its taxing districts. 
Directions and web link

Southbound:
1. From Bellingham on I-5 south, take the Cook Rd. exit (Exit 232) toward Sedro-Woolley.
2. Turn left onto Cook Rd. Turn left onto WA-20/north Cascades Hwy/WA-9.
3. Continue to follow WA-20/WA-9.
4. Turn left onto N. Township St./WA-9 and go 9/10 mile to the Department of Natural Resources (on right/east side) at 919 N. Township St.

Northbound:
1. On I-5 north towards Canada, take the WA-20 exit (Exit 230) toward Burlington/Anacortes.
2. Turn right onto W. Rio Vista Ave./WA-20/Avon cutoff.
3. Continue to follow W. Rio Vista Ave./WA-20.
4. Turn left onto S. Burlington Blvd./WA-20.
5. Turn right onto E. Fairhaven Ave. Turn slight left onto North Cascades Hwy. North Cascades Hwy. becomes WA-20/WA-9.
6. Turn left onto N. Township St./WA-9 and go 9/10 mile to the Department of Natural Resources (on the right/east side) at 919 N. Township St.

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A DNR public hearing is this Wed. evening in Sedro Woolley on the proposed Butler Hill trust land exchange. http://1.usa.gov/NnMEqX  

DNR manages state trust lands
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR manages more than 5.6 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural, conservation, and aquatic lands. Of these, more than half are held in trust to produce income to support public schools, universities, prisons, other state institutions and county services. Trust lands managed by DNR provide several public benefits, including outdoor recreation, habitat for native fish and wildlife, and watersheds for clean water.

Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, bob.redling@dnr.wa.gov.

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360-902-1016
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