Olympic National Park seeks public comment on wilderness stewardship plan

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 12, 2014 

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On the High Divide/Seven Lakes Basin ridgeline trail in Olympic National Park.

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Olympic National Park will have six public meetings to review its next steps in its Wilderness Stewardship Plan, the park announced Wednesday.

The first of the meetings is March 18 in Port Angeles. The only South Sound meeting is April 1 in Shelton.  

The planning will guide the park’s preservation, management and use of its wilderness areas. A preliminary draft can be viewed online.

“The public’s review and comment at this key stage of the planning process will ensure that we are developing the best possible future for the Olympic Wilderness,” park superintendent Sarah Creachbaum said in a prepared statement. “Moreover, we want to ensure that we have accurately heard and addressed the public’s comments as we move forward in developing the plan.”

The meetings, all at 5 p.m., are scheduled for March 18 the Port Angeles Library (2210 S. Peabody Street), March 19 at the Forks Department of Natural Resources (411 Tillicum Lane), March 24 at the Port Townsend Cotton Building (607 Water Street), March 26 at Amanda Park’s Quinault Lake School, April 1 at the Shelton Civic Center (525 W. Cota Street), and April 3 at the Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Avenue).

 

Public comments may be submitted online or they can be mailed to Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, Attn:  Wilderness Stewardship Plan, Olympic National Park,  600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA  98362.

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