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Road building and timber harvest to restrict access in Blanchard State Forest 
 


MEDIA ADVISORY

April 30, 2014

Road building and timber harvest to restrict access in Blanchard State Forest
Road beyond Upper Trailhead affected May 7 through August 31

OLYMPIA – The Lady Caroline Timber Sale will cause heavy truck traffic and intermittent road closures on the north end of Blanchard State Forest.

During forest work, all visitors should expect unfamiliar conditions and delays, and exercise caution on roads. Road building will take place May 7 through June 1.

Timber harvest and log hauling will take place June 1 through August 31. The road beyond the Blanchard Forest Block – Upper Trailhead will be closed to horses Monday through Friday throughout this period.

 Who:Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Northeast Region
 What:Restricted public access, partial road closure 
 When:

May 7 through June 1: Road building
June 1 through August 31: Timber harvest and log hauling
 Where:Blanchard State Forest - road beyond upper trailhead 
 Why:Road building and timber harvest activities 

Though the gate may be open at times, there is no public vehicle access beyond the upper trailhead. The gate may be locked at any time.

Stay connected with updates on this project and others affecting DNR-managed state trust lands in northwest Washington online at http://bit.ly/1kqUAIc.

For more information, please contact the DNR Northwest Region Office at 360-856-3500 or northwest.region@dnr.wa.gov.

Map and web links
Closure updates will be posted on DNR’s Facebook and Twitter sites.
View a map of the closed area here: www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_rec_blanchard_lady_caroline_closure_map.pdf
 
Recreation on DNR-managed lands
DNR seeks to provide outdoor recreation opportunities to the public throughout Washington State. Recreation on DNR-managed lands includes activities such as hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, off-road vehicle (ORV) riding, mountain biking, and boating.

The agency provides trails and campgrounds in a primitive, natural setting. Most recreation on these lands takes place in the 2.2 million acres of forests that DNR manages as state trust lands. DNR manages approximately 1,100 miles of trails and 143 recreation sites on a wide variety of landscapes across the state.

Media Contact: Jessica Payne, DNR Communications & Outreach Coordinator, 360-902-1066, jessica.payne@dnr.wa.gov  

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