Input sought through Aug. 31 on plan to close 1,600 miles of Olympic National Forest's old logging roads; meetings planned Thursday, later in June

Peninsula Daily News

Olympic National Forest is hosting open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use in the forest.

This information will help national forest officials decide which roads should be decommissioned.

Comments will be taken until Aug. 31.

“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.”

In addition to attending open houses, the public can provide comments at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-forestroads.

Questionnaires are also available at any Olympic National Forest office.

The next meeting will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Olympic Natural Resources Center, Hemlock Forest Conference Room, 1455 S. Forks Ave. in Forks.

An open house was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Port Angeles.

Other upcoming meetings are:

■ Wednesday, June 25 — 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Quilcene School multipurpose room, 294715 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene.

■ Thursday, July 17 — 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., Port Townsend.

■ Wednesday, July 30 — 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Olympic National Forest Quinault Ranger Station, 363 S. Shore Road.

Other meetings are set in Shelton, Aberdeen and Olympia.

Last modified: June 17. 2014 7:59PM
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