[Tweeters] Fw: WDFW seeks public participation in Snoqualmie Wildlife Area plan

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at frontier.com
Tue Mar 29 20:24:22 PDT 2016


Tweets - the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area comprises the Stillwater Unit and
Cherry Valley Unit in King County and the Crescent Lake Unit, Ebey Island
Unit, Spencer Island Unit, and the Corson Natural Area Unit in Snohomish
County. All of these are regular birding sites, so this could be of
direct interest to you.

= Michael Hobbs

WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

March 29, 2016

Contact: Jeanne Demorest, (509) 457-9313

WDFW seeks public participation in Snoqualmie Wildlife Area plan

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold a
public workshop April 11 to discuss the development of a new management plan
for the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area.

The wildlife area consists of six separate units that cover nearly 2,774
acres in King and Snohomish counties. The management plan will address the
status of wildlife species and their habitat, wildlife area restoration
efforts and public recreation for all six units, said Clay Sprague, WDFW
lands division manager.

"We want to encourage people who are interested in the wildlife area to help
shape our plan, including how we manage habitat and public use," Sprague
said.

The workshop is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., April 11, at the WDFW Region 4
headquarters, located at 16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek.

At the meeting, WDFW staff members will review the wildlife area’s history,
discuss the planning process and ask for public comments.

As the new management plan is developed, the department will consider input
from the public as well as feedback and guidance from the Snoqualmie
Wildlife Area advisory committee, Sprague said. The advisory committee
consists of citizens and stakeholders who review and provide input on
wildlife area management activities.

Information on the wildlife area’s six units is available on WDFW's website
at http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/snoqualmie/.

Those people unable to attend the April 11 meeting can submit comments to
WDFW by email at SnoqualmiePlanning at dfw.wa.gov. There will be additional
opportunities for public input, including at upcoming advisory committee
meetings and when the draft plan is developed.

The department revises management plans for its 33 wildlife areas every
eight to 10 years to reflect current conditions and identify new priorities
and initiatives, Sprague said. WDFW also is updating the management plans
for Sinlahekin and Scotch Creek wildlife areas in northern Washington and
Klickitat Wildlife Area in south central Washington.

For more information on the wildlife area planning process, visit
http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/management_plans/.

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an
alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in
WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes
by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email
(dolores.noyes at dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.






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