Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Trust Land Exchange in Jefferson County
News Date: 
June 12, 2024

The exchange aims to consolidate trust lands for more efficient management while supporting fish and wildlife habitat

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will hold a presentation and public hearing about a proposed exchange of state trust lands on July 9. The proposal would exchange up to 1,460 +/- acres in Jefferson County for up to 1,027 +/- acres of private property in Jefferson County, with the objectives to consolidate trust lands, improve land management efficiencies for trust revenue, support fish and wildlife habitat, and to enhance access to trust lands. The equal in value property would be provided by the Nature Conservancy.
Who: Interested members of the public
What: Presentation followed by a public hearing
When: Tuesday July 9, 2024, at 5:30 PM.
Where: Queets Clearwater School. 46000 Highway 101, Forks, WA 98331
Written Comments
Written comments about the proposed land exchange will be accepted until 5 p.m., Sept. 10, 2024. Email comments to Mail written comments to the Department of Natural Resources, Conservation, Recreation and Transactions Division, Attn: Peninsula Land Exchange, PO Box 47014, Olympia, WA 98504-7014. For more information and to view maps, visit
Courtney James
Communications Manager