FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2010
State DNR to Temporarily Close Olympic Region Foothills Trail System
Timber harvesting in Clallam County will temporarily close two portions of the trail system for safety
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will temporarily be closing a portion of the Northern Olympic Peninsula Foothills Trail System in order to accommodate a timber harvest south of Port Angeles.
“The trails that are affected by the harvest will be closed as a safety precaution for recreationists,” said Wayne Fitzwater, Natural Resource Specialist for the Olympic Region Recreation Program.
The harvest areas are represented in the graphic as Unit 2 and Unit 3. Logging that takes place in Unit 2 will temporarily close the trail system labeled “A” – logging in Unit 3 will close portions of trail sytem “B”.
There are no confirmed dates set for when logging will begin or end, but recreationists are encouraged to check in with DNR’s Olympic Region Office or website. (360)-374-2800 www.dnr.wa.gov
DNR steward and land manager
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR manages 2.9 million acres of state-owned trust lands, including forests, range, agricultural land, and commercial properties. Trust lands earn income to support schools, universities and other state institutions; and they help fund local services in many counties. Trust lands provide habitat for native plant and animal species, protect sources of clean water, and offer public recreation and educational opportunities statewide.
DNR is also steward of 2.6 million acres of aquatic lands, the bedlands under Puget Sound, the coast, including many beaches, and navigable rivers and natural lakes. These are managed on behalf of all Washington State citizens to protect fish and wildlife, and to facilitate commerce, navigation, and public access.
Media Contact: Abbey Corzine, communications specialist, 360-902-1401, firstname.lastname@example.org
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