Public meetings on road closures and access in Olympic National Forest
The Olympic National Forest will be hosting open houses in Grays Harbor and throughout the area, asking the public to share the areas and roads they use within the Forest. This will help identify a financially sustainable road system that meets access needs, minimizes environmental harm, and is scaled to available resources.
“Your participation will help us understand your access needs,” said Forest Supervisor Reta Laford. “It would be particularly helpful to know what areas you use on the Forest and what roads you use to get there.”
The open houses will be held around the Olympic Peninsula during the summer of 2014.
The first meetings will be held in the Upper Peninsula starting this month. On July 30, a meeting will be held in Quinault at the Ranger Station, and on August 21 a meeting is scheduled for the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen.
|June 17||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Port Angeles – Clallam County Courthouse, County Commissioner’s Meeting Room • 223 E 4th St.|
|June 19||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Forks – Olympic Natural Resources Center, Hemlock Forest Conference Room • 1455 S Forks Ave.|
|June 25||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Quilcene – Quilcene School, Multi-purpose Room •
294715 U.S. 101
|July 17||4:30 – 7:30 p.m.||Port Townsend – Port Townsend Community Center •
620 Tyler St.
|July 30||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Quinault – Olympic National Forest, Quinault Ranger Station • 353 South Shore Rd.|
|August 19||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Shelton – Shelton Civic Center • 525 West Cota St.|
|August 21||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Aberdeen – Rotary Log Pavilion • 1401 Sargent Blvd.|
|August 27||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Olympia – Olympic National Forest, Supervisor’s Office •
1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW
In addition to the open houses, the public can comment online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/olympic/sustainableroads.
Comments will be taken until August 31, 2014.