FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009
New maps show public lands in Washington State
State, federal lands and other features part of state set
OLYMPIA – Six updated maps showing state, federal and other public lands in Washington State are now available. The maps, which are popular with outdoor recreationists and others, are part of a set of 49 maps produced by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the state’s official mapping agency.
The six full-color maps announced today display public lands and other features around the Clarkston, Colville, Republic, Skykomish River, Wenatchee, and Yakima areas. Each map is 1:100,000 scale and approximately 26 x 37 inches in size when opened.
In addition to showing state trust lands managed by DNR, the maps identify lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and several federal agencies. Other features include: highways, roads and trails; public recreation sites; water features, and geographic names, all shown on a shaded relief background indicating terrain.
These maps and others in the series may be ordered for $6.00 each plus shipping, handling and state sales tax from: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/Maps/Pages/public_lands_quadrangle_maps.aspx
Other DNR map and photo products may be viewed, downloaded or purchased online at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/Maps/Pages/photo_and_map_products_and_services.aspx
DNR’s mapping role
As the official mapping agency and surveying authority for the State of Washington, DNR provides numerous maps including online maps of public lands and state forests, aerial photos, geographic information system (GIS) data, and other mapping services. As the state’s official geologic survey DNR produces geologic maps and works with other agencies to map potential impact zones from tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, earthquake faults, and other natural hazards. Many maps the agency produces can be viewed and downloaded at no charge at www.dnr.wa.gov
Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, firstname.lastname@example.org
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