DNR to hold hearing on exchange of state trust lands

State Department of Land and Natural Resources press release - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct two evening hearings to receive public comments about a proposed exchange of state trust lands with the Green Crow Corporation, a timber company.


June 27, 2012

6 p.m.
Port Angeles Senior and Community Center

328 E. 7th Street

Port Angeles, WA 98362


June 28, 2012

6 p.m.

Hoquiam City Hall

City Council Chambers

609 8th Street

Hoquiam, WA 98550


In the proposal, known as the Foothills Exchange, DNR would trade about 6,818 acres of trust land with Green Crow and receive up to 9,595 acres of Green Crow property in return. The exchange is intended to consolidate DNR’s management of state trust lands in Clallam, Jefferson and Mason counties. Consolidating state trust lands can help enhance public access, improve land and natural resources management efficiencies, and help DNR continue to meet wildlife habitat goals of its Habitat Conservation Plan.


A summary of the testimony will be presented to the Board of Natural Resources at a regularly scheduled meeting before making a final decision.


Written comments are also accepted and must be received on or before July 13, 2012. Please address comments to: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Asset & Property Management Division, ATTN: Foothills Exchange, No. 86-086805, PO Box 47014, Olympia, WA 98504-7014, or e-mail comments to For more information, call 360-902-1600.


More information about the hearings and the proposed exchange is on the DNR website: 
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