FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2013
Public lands maps popular with outdoor recreation enthusiasts are updated by DNR
‘Quadrangle maps’ of Snoqualmie Pass, Chelan and Hood River are part of a 50-map series
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the publication of three updated maps detailing the boundaries, trails, access points and other information about public lands near Snoqualmie Pass (including portions of King, Pierce, Kittitas and Yakima counties) and in Chelan, Klickitat, and Skamania counties. The Public Lands Quadrangle maps, which had not been updated since 2003, are popular with hunters, backcountry hikers and others who use public lands for recreation.
Each of the full-color printed maps shows the landscape in a 1:100,000 scale (1 inch equals approximately 1.6 miles) and covers an area of about 1,600 square miles. Featuring shaded relief to indicate terrain, the 26” x 37” maps show highways, roads, trails, water features, wildlife areas, and other key features. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can use the maps to locate accessible public lands managed by DNR, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), State Parks and Recreation Commission, federal and other public agencies.
In February, DNR released an update of the Banks Lake Quadrangle in central Washington, where Steamboat Rock State Park, Banks Lake Wildlife Area, Grand Coulee and other public lands are among the popular destinations.
The Public Lands Quadrangle Maps are part of a series of 50 maps that DNR publishes for purchase from the State Department of Printing. Single copies are available for $9, plus sales tax, with discounts for larger purchases.
The maps can be ordered online or purchased in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Washington State Department of Printing, 7580 New Market Street St. SW, Tumwater, WA 98501.
Recreation on DNR-managed lands
DNR’s primary responsibility is to manage state trust lands for future generations. As a steward of public lands, DNR works to assure the sustainability of natural resources that support public schools and other state trust land beneficiaries. The department balances these obligations with providing enjoyable, safe, and sustainable recreation opportunities, such as hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, motorized vehicle riding, mountain biking, boating, and more. DNR’s main recreation focus is to provide dispersed recreation on trails, trailhead facilities, and primitive experiences in a natural setting.
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