WDFW and DNR invite public input on Central Washington Green Dot Road management

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Ross Huffman (WDFW), 509-457-9313
Ryan Rodruck (DNR), 360-706-3121

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WDFW, DNR, and private landowners cooperatively manage many roads within Chelan, Kittitas, and Yakima counties under a "Green Dot" system to provide access for camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, and off-road vehicle riding, while protecting sensitive habitat.

YAKIMA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invite the public to review annual management updates for Green Dot Roads on state lands in Central Washington.

The Green Dot Road management system marks roads in Chelan, Kittitas, and Yakima counties that are open to public motorized vehicle use. Marked with a round green reflector on a white route marker, these roads provide access to camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, and off-road vehicle riding, while protecting sensitive habitat from damage caused by motorized vehicles.

Proposed changes this year include adding seasonal gates in the Ahtanum and Oak Creek road management areas in Yakima County, adding a Green Dot Road in the Wenas Wildlife Area in Yakima County, implementing a seasonal closure at the Naneum/Colockum Road Management Area in Chelan County, and other administrative map updates.

Visit https://publicinput.com/greendot to review proposed updates and provide feedback. People are welcome to provide input on Green Dot Road map updates through Friday, April 1, 2022. 

To access and download Green Dot maps or to learn more about the Green Dot Road management system, visit WDFW’s website.  

WDFW is the primary state agency tasked with preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish, wildlife, and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities. WDFW is steward to about one million acres of public land statewide, with 33 wildlife areas and more than 450 water access areas around the state. These public lands help sustain wildlife habitat and public recreation opportunities for current and future generations.

DNR’s mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations. DNR manages nearly 6 million acres of lands and waters with goals to generate income, protect habitat for native plant and animal species, provide clean and abundant water, and provide public access. Diverse recreation opportunities on DNR-managed lands take place on over 1,200 miles of trail and more than 160 recreation sites statewide.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation.