Recreation News from DNR's Northwest Region
UPDATED: December 12, 2014
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February 6, 2014 | Please take the Reiter Foothills Forest ORV Trails Survey and join monthly volunteer work parties.
February 20, 2014 | Reminder: Take the Reiter ORV Trail Survey. Volunteers work parties schedule resumes at Reiter. News from Blanchard Forest and Harry Osborne / Les Hilde.
November 27, 2013 | Happy Holidays from DNR's Northwest Region! Learn about a special Thanksgiving ORV opportunity up at Reiter Foothills Forest and upcoming timber harvest activities that might affect you.
September 20, 2013 | With autumn comes new trails, fall recreation opportunities, and chances for you to give back to your favorite recreation lands.
August 16, 2013 | Completed construction increases ORV opportunities in Reiter Foothills and Walker Valley.
June 18, 2013 | Volunteers, trail openings, and kayak trips mark the first week of summer.
June 11, 2013 | Special Alert: Reiter Foothills opens Friday
May 16, 2013 | National Trails Days Events & Canceled Reiter Foothills Focus Group Meeting.
May 1, 2013 | Tell us what you think: May 7 at the Reiter non-motorized public meeting.
April 24, 2013 | Reiter Foothills Focus Group meeting tonight and more in DNR's NW Region Recreation e-newsletter.
March 19, 2013 | Find updates on Reiter Foothills, recreation photo galleries, and more in DNR's NW Region Recreation e-newsletter.
February 20, 2013 | Spring cleaning our online recreation information and updates on your favorite sites.
January 17, 2013 | Pictures of 4x4 test rides and updates on your favorite sites.
December 21, 2012 | Walker Valley update and Reiter Foothills meeting cancelled.
November 15, 2012 | Trick your rig for a 4×4 and single-track adventure at Reiter Foothills this weekend!
October 3, 2012 | Help blaze trail this Saturday 10/6 at Reiter Foothills.
September 18, 2012 | Calling all trailblazers! Lay out non-motorized trail at Reiter Foothills. National Public Lands Day events.
August 10, 2012 | Try Reiter Foothills this weekend - call to reserve your spot. $500 to replace missing signs.
July 20, 2012 | Reiter Foothills update...why we rock! Reiter Foothills July Blogs. Volunteer opportunity to place finishing touches on single-track trail.
June 20, 2012 | Quick update on upcoming activities related to Reiter Foothills. Field tour of new single-track trail. Reiter Foothills focus group meeting.
June 8, 2012 | We need your help -- letters of support for grants are due June 22. Grants - Improving recreation on state lands.
May 23, 2012 | Forest watch program update. Updates on Blanchard Mountain, Cypress Island, Reiter Foothills Forest, and Walker Valley.
April 24, 2012 | Join us at the recreation expo in Monroe April 28-29. Forest watch program update. Updates from Blanchard Forest, Cypress Island, Reiter Foothills Forest, and Walker Valley.
March 22, 2012 | Updates on Blanchard Forest, Cypress Island, Walker Valley, and forest watch
February 29, 2012 | New newsletter with a Northwest Region focus. Blanchard Mountain. Reiter Foothills Forest update. Walker Valley Trailhead improvements.Forest watch program. Welcome new staff.
February 16, 2012 | Next focus group meeting -- Feb. 22. New name, added focus for newsletter.
January 20, 2012 | Focus group meeting -- Jan. 25. Motorized trail system progress report. Non-motorized area update. Welcome new staff. Forest watch program update.
December 21, 2011 | December Reiter Focus Group meeting cancelled
November 22, 2011 | Reiter Foothills Focus Group meeting -- Nov. 30. December Focus Group meeting cancelled. Construction progress report. Rocking the motorized trails at Reiter.
October 18, 2011 | Next focus group meeting - Oct. 26. Nov/Dec focus group meeting changes. Progress report. Polaris grant update.
September 23, 2011 | Focus group meeting — September 28. Polaris grant news.
August 17, 2011 | Reiter Focus Group meeting, Aug. 24. Permitting process report. Volunteer opportunities. Update on recreation staffing.
July 15, 2011 | Focus group meeting, July 27. Progress report. Volunteers needed. Discover Pass reminder.
June 17, 2011 | Discover Pass reminder. Focus group meeting - June 22. County permitting progress report. Non-motorized trail planning. Help USFS plan Wild Sky Wilderness trails.
May 19, 2011 | Focus Group meeting--May 25. County permitting progress report. Non-motorized trail planning. Update on Discover Pass legislation.
April 22, 2011 | Proposed motorized trail plan can move forward. Focus group meeting -- April 27. County permitting update. Discover Pass Legislation goes to Governor. Recreation budget update. Reiter Foothills Forest NOVA grant presentations.
March 16, 2011 | Focus group to meet March 23. More about the motorized SEPA process. Update on county permitting process. Update on recreation access legislation.
February 23, 2011 | Focus group meeting cancelled because of weather.
February 18, 2011 | Focus group to meet Feb. 23. SEPA progress report. NOVA grant letters reminder. BPA installing new gates at Reiter. 4x4 trail specifications available online. Using rock on trails.
January 27, 2011 | Using rock on trails. BPA installing new gates at Reiter. 4x4 trail specifications available online. Deadline reminder: motorized plan SEPA comment period.
January 24, 2011 | Correction to regular focus group meeting dates.
|January 21, 2011 | Focus group meeting on January 26. Deadline reminder: motorized trail plan SEPA comment period. Work parties suspended pending permits. Progress report. NOVA grant applications--We need your help! |
Reiter Foothills Forest Update | December 29, 2010. Regular work parties suspended for the winter. Next focus group meeting set for Jan. 26. SEPA comment period reminder. New opportunities for Candace.
Reiter Foothills Forest Update | December 21, 2010. Proposed motorized trails plan ready for public comment through SEPA.
Reiter Foothills Forest Update | December 16, 2010. December 19 work party. Progress report on proposed motorized trail system.
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | December 2, 2011. Dec. 4 work party to focus on non-motorized trail system. Dec. 8 open house showcases proposed motorized trail plan.|
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | November 18, 2010. Nov. 12 work party information. Open house will focus on SEPA process for motorized trails. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | October 21, 2010. Field day on Nov. 14. More progress at Reiter.|
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | October 7, 2010. Progress from the field. Upcoming work party/field day Sunday Oct. 17.|
| September 23, 2010. Reminder: Reiter still closed * temporarily * to all but foot traffic. Collecting data for non-motorized trails. Focus group meeting. Next work party—October 2.
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | September 10, 2010. Work party details for Sept. 19. Progress reports on motorized and mon-motorized trail planning. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | August 17, 2010. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | August 15, 2010. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | August 11, 2010. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | July 29, 2010. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | July 15, 2010. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | July 1, 2010. Forest watch training for volunteers July 7. Ongoing forestry work taking place.|
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | June 17, 2010. Making progress at Reiter. Trail development. Getting permits. June 20 work party details. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | June 2, 2010. Planning single-track trails. Focus group focuses on non-motorized trails. Reminder: Reiter still closed temporarily.|
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | May 20, 2010. Volunteers help plan motorized trail system. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | May 5, 2010. Work parties. Trail plans. Grant applications.|
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | April 22, 2010. DNR releases final Reiter Foothills Forest Recreation Plan. |
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | April 7, 2010. Vandals damage sign. April 3 work party and upcoming volunteer opportunties.|
|Reiter Foothills Forest Update | March 25, 2010. First meeting of the Reiter focus group; volunteer leaders get training; progress report; preliminary plans for motorized trails availabe at April focus group meeting.|
Reiter Foothills Forest Update | March 10, 2010 Volunteer leaders needed, restoration work parties scheduled, Reiter mon-motorized field day report, focus group to meet later this month (96 KB PDF)
Reiter Foothills Forest Update | January 22, 2010 January 13 public workshop follow up.
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