Frederickson Road Land Exchange
DNR is proposing an exchange of 14.84 acres of state trust property located east of Woodland for a property of equal value that would be provided by Luke & Ember Trembley. This exchange involves one DNR trust beneficiary, the Common School trust (benefits K-12 school construction account). The property for potential acquisition in this land exchange is a 21.04-acre private parcel located at the end of Englert Road, just east of Woodland. Both exchange properties under consideration are in Cowlitz County.
DNR's objectives for this proposed land exchange include consolidating working forest landscapes to enhance and strengthen public trust lands, and to provide economic, ecologic, biological, and social benefits to the State of Washington and its citizens. Actively managed DNR working forests provide forest biodiversity, habitat protection, open space, public access, and clean air and water. In addition to providing revenue to support schools, these forestlands provide desirable public recreation opportunities such as bird watching, hiking, fishing, and hunting.
Future public hearing
DNR will hold a public meeting to share information and receive testimony from the public at 5:30 p.m. December 12 at the Yale Valley Community Library, 11700 River Road, Ariel, WA 98603. Public comment is welcome at the meeting, or it can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing through December 27; attendance at the meeting is not mandatory to submit comment. All prospective meeting attendees are asked to stay home if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, or exposure to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The final DNR decision regarding this land exchange will be made by the Board of Natural Resources at one of its scheduled meetings after public input is received, parcel valuations are completed, and an exchange proposal is presented to the Board of Natural Resources.