FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2010
Informational meeting about Sadie Creek ‘reconveyance’
Clallam County’s request to transfer land near Joyce from State to County ownership will be topic of September 23rd meeting in Port Angeles
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an informational meeting on September 23 in Port Angeles about Clallam County’s request to transfer a parcel of State Forest Trust land from State to County ownership. The 320-acre parcel, located 7 miles west of Joyce, is currently managed by DNR to produce natural resources revenue for County services.
DATE: Thursday, September 23, 2010
TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. 7th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362
The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the reconveyance process. Under state law, a county with State Forest Trust lands managed by DNR may ask for lands to be returned ('reconveyed') to it for a public park use.
If DNR determines that Clallam County’s reconveyance request is consistent with the State’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, the request will be presented to the state Board of Natural Resources at a regularly scheduled meeting. A reconveyance requires the Board’s approval.
Additional information is available on DNR’s website: www.dnr.wa.gov . Look for “Proposed Sadie Creek Reconveyance” under Leasing & Land Transactions” – “Other Land Transactions.” The direct link to the web page and a map of the proposed reconveyance parcel is: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/OtherLandTransactions/Pages/amp_sadie_creek_reconveyance.aspx
For more information, please contact Cathy Baker, DNR Transactions Coordinator, at 360-374-2860, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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. More than half of these lands are held in trust and produce income to support public schools, universities, prisons, and other state institutions. Lands managed by DNR provide other 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, email@example.com
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