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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                                                         
November 17, 2009

Comment period extended for proposed Ice Harbor trust land exchange

OLYMPIA –The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has extended the public comment period for a proposal to exchange a parcel of state trust land in Chelan County for a privately owned parcel in Franklin County.

Public input at a hearing on the matter on Nov. 5, 2009, in Wenatchee prompted DNR to extend the comment deadline for an additional four weeks.

All written testimony concerning this proposed exchange must be received by Friday, December 18, 2009, and addressed to the:
            Department of Natural Resources
            ATTN: Ice Harbor Exchange No. 86-082602
            1111 Washington St., MS 47014
            Olympia, WA 98504-47014

Testimony may also be e-mailed to exchanges@dnr.wa.gov . Please put “Ice Harbor” in the subject line. For more information, call Julie Armbruster at (360) 902-1636.

DNR has proposed exchanging approximately 569 acres of state agricultural trust land in Chelan County for approximately 265 acres of agricultural land in Franklin County owned by Stemilt Growers, Inc..

Information about the exchange, including maps of the proposed exchange lands, a draft of the hearing presentation, and a transcription of the testimony given at the meeting, are online at www.dnr.wa.gov . Look for the Leasing & Land Transaction section under Proposed Trust Land Exchanges, “Ice Harbor Exchange.”

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
DNR manages more than 5.6 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, conservation, agricultural, and aquatic lands. DNR is administered by Peter Goldmark, who is the 13th Commissioner of Public Lands since statehood in 1889.

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

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