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Citizens speak out against DOE “Rule” to govern water

Posted June 30,2012

Sequim, WA – On June 28, 2012, the Washington State Department of Ecology offered citizens a chance to speak out – as required by law – about the proposed Rule to meter wells and require mitigation fees, among other aspects of their plan.  Approximately 300 citizens showed up.  You can read the full story at the Citizen Review Online – Click here: http://citizenreviewonline.org/citizens-voice-extreme-concerns-at-water-management-meeting/

Conference call set for Oct. 12th for Olympic National Forest’s Dungeness watershed action plan

 

Posted 10/1/2011

 

Clallam County, WA – The next conference call to discuss the Olympic National Forest’s Dungeness watershed action plan will be Monday, October 12, at 10:00 AM.  The call-in number is 712-432-1100 passcode 277507#.   Notes from our last conference call on September 12 are attached.

 

Following is a draft agenda for the call:

– debrief on Sept. 14 Dungeness River Management Team meeting

– Action Plan workshop Oct. 17 – agenda, logistics, etc.

– Update on development of Action Plan proposals

– Public meeting on Action Plan?

 

As previously reported, there will be a workshop  to review and discuss the Action Plan proposals on October 17 at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center.   Susan Piper will be sending out a notice with details about the workshop in a few days.

Dungeness Watershed Action Plan Conference Call Notes, September 12, 2011

 

Participants (7):  John Woolley, Mike Anderson, Susan Piper, Ross Krumpe, Kathleen Dowd-Gailey, Rebecca Wolfe, Tim McNulty

 

DRMT Meeting

–          The watershed action plan will be on the agenda of this month’s meeting of the Dungeness River Management Team on September 14.  Susan and Scott Haggerty will review the status of the action plan.  Dean Yoshina and Mike will discuss the potential involvement of the DRMT in plan development and implementation.   John, Rebecca, and Ross are also planning to attend.

 

October Workshop

–          Susan said that the Forest Service planning team would be able to have an action plan workshop with interested members of the collaborative group and DRMT on either Friday, October 14, or Monday, October 17.  Mike will see if there is a preference for either date among members of the DRMT and the collaborative group.

[Update: since the Tribal conference room is not available on Oct. 14, the workshop date will be October 17].

–          The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s conference room is available for the workshop.  If more than 30 people are expected to attend, the workshop could be moved to the Guy Cole Convention Center.

–          The Forest Service will provide a final spreadsheet with project descriptions, staff rankings, and estimated costs a couple of weeks before the workshop.

–          Maps will be provided at the workshop, along with background information about the Forest Service’s watershed condition framework process.  Project information and discussion will likely be organized by resource area.

 

Planning Update

–          Several additional proposals were submitted before the August 30 deadline – e.g. Tyler Peak access, snag creation, mountain biking trails, and horse riding on Road 2860 segments.

–          An off-highway vehicle loop route is being considered on Road 2878-100 in the vicinity of Ned Hill.  OHV routes have also been suggested in the Jimmy Come Lately watershed.

–          John has field checked the 2878-100 road and found that it was relatively flat ground but thought that it would difficult to connect roads together to make a loop route.

 

 

Next conference call of the collaborative working group will be Monday, October 3, at 10:00 AM.