Proposed Dewatto Natural Resources Conservation Area

The proposed Dewatto Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) seeks protection for approximately five miles of Hood Canal shoreline, including Dewatto Bay and Little Dewatto Bay. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with our partners at the Trust for Public Land, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, and Great Peninsula Conservancy, are proposing a 1,700 acre NRCA to ensure conservation of important Hood Canal features for enjoyment by future generations: Lowland forests, high-functioning riparian areas, and vital nearshore and estuary habitat for fish and wildlife.
DNR manages NRCAs for conservation, wildlife habitat and low-impact recreation uses. An NRCA designation does not change local land-use zoning, permitted land uses, or development code requirements, and it imposes no new restrictions on landowners.
DNR is postponing public hearing on this proposed NRCA. 
When: August 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. POSTPONED
Where: The HUB Center for Seniors (111 NE Old Belfair Hwy, Belfair, WA)
For more information, contact
Katie Woolsey
Natural Areas Manager
View the Proposed Dewatto NRCA Factsheet and Proposed Dewatto NRCA Boundary Map.
DNR conducted two public information meetings on June 26 and June 28 in Dewatto and Belfair concerning the proposal of the Dewatto Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA). 
See the presentation that was given at the information meetings.