June 25, 2012
Commissioner of Public Lands to tour Reiter Foothills motorized trail system
Media invited to view sustainable trail development in Reiter motorized trail system
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is inviting the media to tour trail construction at the Reiter Foothills motorized trail system with the Commissioner of Public Lands and local user groups. The tour will highlight various stages of trail development at Reiter.
Directions to the T-1 parking area:
| What:||Sustainable trail construction tour at Reiter Foothills motorized trail system|
| When:||June 26, 2012; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. |
Meet at 10:30 a.m. at T-1 to shuttle to the trail construction site.
| Where: ||Meet at the T-1 parking area above Deer Flats.|
| Why:||To provide an opportunity to view progress on trail construction and see how a sustainable trail is developed.|
(See map below.)
- From Gold Bar, head east on State Highway 2.
- Turn left on Reiter Road just outside of Gold Bar.
- Go 1 mile and stay to the right at the ‘Y’ in the road.
- Continue on Reiter Road for another 3.1 miles.
- As you approach the 3.2 mile mark, you will turn left onto a DNR forest road (commonly known as Deer Flats Road).
- As you approach the turn, there will be a tree with two bright orange painted dots, an arrow painted on the road with a big “R,” and a DNR sign that says “Construction and Restoration in Progress.”
- Continue a little further to the T-1 parking area, which will be marked.
- People will be shuttled to the construction site.
Recreation on DNR-managed lands
DNR manages 5.6 million acres of state-owned forest, aquatic, agricultural, conservation and urban lands. Most recreation on these lands takes place in the 2.9 million acres of forests that DNR manages as state trust lands. By law, state trust lands are managed to produce income for schools, universities, prisons, state mental hospitals, community colleges, local services in many counties, and the state’s General Fund. State trust lands are also managed to provide fish and wildlife habitat and educational and recreational opportunities.
DNR-managed lands provide 1,100 miles of trails, 143 recreation sites, and a variety of landscapes throughout Washington State. Recreational opportunities 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 camping experience in a natural setting.
Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin@dnr.wa.gov
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