The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Wild Olympics proposal modified

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
Published:
ABERDEEN -- The Wild Olympics proposal has been modified to gain more support for preserving wilderness on the Olympic Peninsula.
Sen. Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks announced Thursday that planners are dropping the proposal to add about 30 square miles of private forest land to Olympic National Park if the owners agreed to sell. Some people have opposed the Wild Olympics plan because it could restrict logging and recreation.
KBKW reported that a district representative for Dicks announced the change at a meeting of Grays Harbor Democrats.
The Dicks-Murray version of the proposal would designate about 200 square miles of Forest Service land as wilderness where no logging would be allowed. The plan also would designate 23 river systems as wild and scenic within the Olympic National Forest and the national park.
Story tags » Olympic Mountains

More Northwest Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar