DNR developing recreation plan for Green Mountain, Tahuya state forests

August 11, 2013 

FILE - Tahuya State Forest


The state Department of Natural Resources last week released a draft recreation plan for the Green Mountain and Tahuya state forests.

The plan encompasses recreation and public access in the Green Mountain State Forest, Tahuya State Forest, Anderson block, West Tahuya block, Sherwood block and various scattered parcels north of Green Mountain State Forest. The lands are in northeast Mason County and southeast Kitsap County.

The plan will guide the department’s management in recreation planning for the next 10-15 years. Using previous planning efforts, it will have two primary purposes:

 • Consider a 10- to 15-year vision for recreation and public access in the forests by describing recreation management concepts.

 • Present specific objectives and strategies to guide recreation and access management over the next 10-15 years.

As part of the planning process, the public can provide comments on the plan proposal. You can send them by email to sepacenter@dnr.wa.gov or by mail to P.O. Box 47015, Olympia, WA 98504-7015. Comments must be received before 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15.

You can go to the agency’s website for more information about the proposed project and to review the plan.

It can be found at dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/Pages/NonProjectActions_PR.aspx.

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