OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct two evening meetings for the public to learn and ask questions about a proposed exchange of state trust lands with the Green Crow timber company.
In the proposal, known as the Foothills Exchange, DNR may trade up to 6,840 acres of trust land with Green Crow and may receive up to 9,351 acres of Green Crow property in return. The exchange is intended to consolidate State trust lands in Clallam, Jefferson and Mason counties. Consolidating state trust lands can help enhance access, improve land and natural resources management efficiency, and help DNR continue to meet wildlife habitat goals of its Habitat Conservation Plan.
The meetings are scheduled for:
6:00 PM March 28, 2011
Port Angeles High School
304 East Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362-6934
6:00 PM March 29, 2011
Aberdeen High School
410 North G Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520
More information about the meetings and the proposed exchange is on the DNR website: www.dnr.wa.gov.
The direct link to the information is: www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits ... c_foothills_exchange.aspx
DNR-managed state trust lands
DNR manages more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, aquatic, agricultural, and conservation lands. State trust lands are managed to produce income for schools, universities, prisons, state mental hospitals, community colleges, local services in many counties, and the state’s general fund. State trust lands are also managed to provide fish and wildlife habitat, and educational and recreational opportunities.