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State DNR invites the public to learn more about Western Yacolt Burn Forest Recreation Plan 
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                                                         
May 27, 2010
 
State DNR invites the public to learn more about Western Yacolt Burn Forest Recreation Plan

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will present details about a comprehensive recreation plan for Western Yacolt Burn Forest at its regular Trail Advisory Group meeting.

When:  6:30 to 9:30 p.m., June 3
Where:  Clark Regional Wastewater District Building, 8000 NE 52nd Court, Vancouver, WA

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DNR develops recreation plans to better provide safe and sustainable recreation on state trust lands.

The public is invited to attend this meeting and learn more about the Western Yacolt Burn Forest Recreation Plan. DNR staff will provide an introduction to the plan, present highlights, talk about next steps and implementation of the plan, and answer questions from the public.

The current version of the draft recreation plan is at: www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_rec_draftwesternyacolt_rec_plan.pdf  

Following the plan presentation, DNR will conduct its regular Trail Advisory Group meeting.

For more information, contact Jessica Kimmick, 360-577-2025 or jessica.kimmick@dnr.wa.gov .

Recreation planning on DNR-managed lands
DNR-managed lands provide 1,100 miles of trails, 143 recreation sites, and a variety of landscapes throughout Washington State. Most of these recreation areas are located on state trust lands which provide revenue for public institutions such as K-12 schools.

DNR’s primary responsibility is to manage these trust lands for future generations. In addition, as a steward of public lands, DNR also works to protect the natural resources that support the trust. DNR must balance these obligations with providing enjoyable, safe, and sustainable recreation opportunities.

One of the tools DNR uses to better manage recreation is to develop comprehensive recreation plans. The Western Yacolt Burn Recreation Plan is the most recent planning effort.

Recreational opportunities on DNR-managed lands include hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, motorized vehicle riding, mountain biking, and boating. DNR’s main recreation focus is to provide trails, trailhead facilities, and a primitive experience in a natural setting.

Media Contact: Toni Droscher, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1523 or toni.droscher@dnr.wa.gov .

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