Meeting Scheduled on Public Access at the Skagit, Snoqualmie Wildlife Areas

"As a result of these two restoration projects, hunters, wildlife viewers and others are going to be concentrated onto smaller areas," said Lora Leschner, regional wildlife program manager for WDFW. "We would like to discuss with the public safety concerns, managed access and opportunities to avoid conflicts between the different user groups."

The restoration projects on the Skagit and Snoqualmie wildlife areas are intended to restore important estuarine habitat for wildlife and fish, particularly salmon, said Leschner. WDFW owns and manages the Skagit and Snoqualmie wildlife areas to preserve and enhance habitat for fish and wildlife, and provide sites for outdoor recreation.

Information on the Skagit and Snoqualmie wildlife areas is available on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/index.html