FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2011
Public invited to Boundary Hearing for Lummi Island Natural Resources Conservation Area
Comments welcomed until May 16
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on May 5, 2011. At the hearing DNR will present a proposed expansion to the existing Lummi Island Natural Resources Conservation Area, and take public comments.
Details of Public Hearing
|Time & Date:||7:00 p.m., May 5, 2011|
Lummi Island Heritage Trust Resource Center
3560 Sunrise Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262
Following an overview of the proposal, DNR will receive public testimony on the proposed change in the boundary of the conservation area. A fact sheet about the proposal is on DNR’s website: www.dnr.wa.gov
, and search for “Natural Areas Program.” (See map
of proposed boundary change.)
Written comments on the proposed boundary also will be welcomed until close of business on May 16, 2011, at the Olympia address below.
This 661-acre conservation area in northern Puget Sound includes forested shorelines with steep, rocky headlands. An uneven-aged mixed forest dominated by old growth Douglas-fir provides a combination of habitat features that makes it very appealing to birds of prey. A small marine park is available for boaters. This additional parcel is an in-holding to the Lummi Island NRCA and contains an older aged forest stand of similar structure to other areas of the site.
Information on the Lummi Island Natural Resources Conservation Area and public hearing is available from Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Resources & Conservation Division, ATTN: Lummi Island Boundary Hearing, PO Box 47016, Olympia WA 98504-7016; telephone (360) 902-1600.
DNR’s natural areas
Conserving Washington’s native species and ecosystems, today and for future generations
DNR manages 54 natural area preserves (NAPs) and 31 natural NRCAs on more than 143,000 acres statewide. NAPs protect high-quality examples of native ecosystems and rare plant and animal species. NAPs serve as genetic reserves for Washington’s native species and as reference sites for comparing natural and altered environments. NRCAs protect lands having high conservation values for ecological systems, scenic qualities, wildlife habitat and low-impact recreational opportunities. Environmental education and approved research projects occur on both NAPs and NRCAs.
Media Contact: Jane Chavey, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1721, firstname.lastname@example.org
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