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

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News release

WDFW, Eryn Couch, 360-890-6604
DNR, Stacia Glenn, 360-522-2534

 

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) welcome public feedback on proposed updates for Green Dot Roads on state lands in Central Washington.

The Departments invite members of the public and Green Dot user groups to join them Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds (901 E. 7th Ave.) in the Taneum Room in Ellensburg.

Proposed updates to be discussed at the meeting include:

  • The addition of a motorized single-track continuation at Grouse Springs into U.S. Forest Service land.
  • Changes in the L.T. Murray and Wenas wildlife areas, as well as Stemilt Basin in the Colockum Wildlife Area. Signage and updated road information for the Wild Horse Wind Facility near the Quilomene Wildlife Area.

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.

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

WDFW manages more than a million acres of land and hundreds of water access areas throughout the state. By actively managing lands, restoring habitats, and preserving wild places, the Department serves as stewards for Washington’s natural places, protecting the state’s land and water for its human and wildlife.

DNR manages 1,300 miles of trails and 160-plus recreation sites in 3 million acres of working forest state trust lands and 97 natural areas. DNR trust lands provide clean water and generate revenue for public services and school construction. DNR also oversees 2.6 million acres of state aquatic lands, rule administration for 12 million forested acres, the Washington Geological Survey and wildland firefighting across 13 million acres of forestland.

Request this information in an alternative format or language at wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation, 833-885-1012, TTY (711), or CivilRightsTeam@dfw.wa.gov.