Printer Friendly

DNR: PROPOSED WHATCOM COUNTY LAND EXCHANGE COULD PRESERVE WATER QUALITY, SCENIC VIEWS, RECREATIONAL VALUES; MEETING SCHEDULED

DNR: PROPOSED WHATCOM COUNTY LAND EXCHANGE COULD PRESERVE WATER
 QUALITY, SCENIC VIEWS, RECREATIONAL VALUES; MEETING SCHEDULED
 OLYMPIA, Wash., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Water quality protection as well as recreational benefits and scenic views would result from a land exchange proposed by Whatcom County, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Trillium Corp., DNR said today. Nearly 40,000 acres, primarily in Whatcom County, would be traded.
 Most of the parcels in Whatcom County proposed for the transaction are located in the Chuckanut Ridge and Lake Whatcom areas and near the south fork of the Nooksack River. Additional parcels are located in Skagit and Snohomish counties. It is hoped that transferring the Trillium land into public ownership will preserve the aesthetic qualities of highly visible scenic areas and maintain water quality in the Austin Creek and Smith Creek watersheds near Lake Whatcom. In addition, the exchange may lead to a later expansion of Larrabee State Park.
 Under the proposal, DNR would consolidate state-owned holdings, enabling efficient management of timber, water and recreation resources. A more manageable land base will result for Whatcom County as well.
 An information meeting will be held on Thursday, July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway, Bellingham (seven miles east of Interstate 5). Representatives from DNR, Whatcom County and Trillium Corp. will be available to discuss the proposal.
 A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Arntzen Hall, Room 100, on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham.
 The complex proposal has been developed in close cooperation among the three parties. It calls for approximately 15,000 acres of state- owned lands to be exchanged for lands of equal value from a selection of nearly 25,000 acres currently owned by the Trillium Corp. From those, Whatcom County would receive about 5,000 acres. The Board of Natural Resources, which must approve all DNR land exchanges, will review the proposal late this year.
 Written comments on the proposed trade will be accepted through Aug. 12. Send statements to the Department of Natural Resources; Division of Lands and Minerals; P.O. Box 47014; Olympia, WA 98504. Please refer to Exchange No. 460.
 -0- 7/21/92
 /CONTACT: Peter B. Summerville or Anne Sharar of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, 206-753-5330/ CO: Washington State Department of Natural Resources; Trillium Corp. ST: Washington IN: SU:


SC-LM -- SE014 -- 1601 07/21/92 18:19 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jul 21, 1992
Words:413
Previous Article:BET PRESENTS 'JUST SAY MO'' SPECIAL JULY 23
Next Article:PHYSIO-CONTROL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH FDA
Topics:


Related Articles
DNR ANNOUNCES RULES FOR CERTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PROPERTY
DNR: AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE REACHED ON PROPOSED 21,000-ACRE LAND EXCHANGE IN WHATCOM COUNTY
DNR: BOARD OF NATURAL RESOURCES MEETS FOR FINAL SESSION UNDER LANDS COMMISSIONER BOYLE; PORT AGREEMENT, LAND EXCHANGE TOP AGENDA
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: HEARING ON LAND EXCHANGE TO BE HELD IN SULTAN
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AWARDS GRANTS TO 24 AQUATIC LANDS ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS
Scenic Hudson Wages National Campaign to Protect Roosevelt Historic Site In Hyde Park.
David Johnson 'Satisfied' With South Fox Island Compromise; Developer Looks Forward to Enjoying Private Retreat.
PROVISIONS ADVANCED TO PROTECT CREEK AREA.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters