Wenas
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Cindi Confer Morris
Manager
312 Mountain Vale Rd.
Selah, WA 98942
(509) 697-4503
(509) 697-4503 fax

 
Wildlife Areas

Wenas Wildlife Area

Manastash Ridge Trails Project

Photo: Panoramic view from Manastash Ridge Trail system.View from Manastash Ridge
Photo: Nathan Longoria, WDFW

Meeting Schedule
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Had Holmes Community Center, 209 Ruby Street in Ellensburg.
Sept. 29, 2016
- Meeting notes
Dec. 6, 2016
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting notes
- Manastash Ridge Trails Association Meeting Notes
Jan. 24, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting presentation
- Meeting notes
March 7, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting presentation
- Meeting notes
March 28, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting notes
April 25, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting notes
May 23, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting presentation
- Meeting document
- Meeting notes
June 27, 2017
- Meeting agenda
July 26, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting notes
Aug. 22, 2017
- Meeting notes
Sept. 26, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting notes
Oct. 24, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Meeting notes
Nov. 28, 2017
- Meeting agenda
- Trail Managment Objectives
Dec. 12, 2017
- Meeting agenda
Jan. 23, 2018
Help improve the Manastash Ridge trail system
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of Manatash Ridge Trail System

The popular Manastash Ridge trail system near Ellensburg is due for improvement, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are seeking input from those who use it most.

Representatives from the two agencies and a 15 member stakeholder committee representing interests such as hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing, have been planning design improvements for Manastash Ridge since December 2016.

The work is partially funded by a $60,000 Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) grant to WDFW. The grant funds planning to improve, relocate or abandon unauthorized trails in accordance with habitat and wildlife needs.

Additionally, WDFW, DNR, and local volunteers are providing $15,500 in match funding to support the work.

Cindi Confer Morris, Wenas Wildlife Area manager for WDFW, said the ridge is becoming increasingly popular, which has led to a greater need to clarify where new trails will run and how existing trails will be best used in order to protect local habitats.

Get Involved!

For additional information on the project, please email Manastashtrails@dfw.wa.gov.

WDFW and DNR welcome public engagement on this project.  Meetings occur from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Had Holmes Community Center, 209 Ruby Street in Ellensburg.

Each meeting provides a brief opportunity for public comment.

For more information please contact:

Cindi Confer Morris, WDFW
(509) 697-4503
cindi.confer@dfw.wa.gov
Stephanie Margheim, DNR
(509) 925-0984
stephanie.margheim@dnr.wa.gov
Manastash Ridge Trails