Washington State Road Closure Notification

Road closure in Ahtanum State Forest extended through November 30
Weekend access will still be available

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has extended a road closure due to a timber harvest and chipping operation in the Ahtanum State Forest, 30 miles west of Yakima. Operations will require closing the Middle Fork Ahtanum Road (A2000) during the week. Access will be allowed on weekends from 6 p.m. Friday through 8 p.m. on Sunday.

For additional information, please contact Jeff Jones at 509-972-2862.

 What:

 

 

Ahtanum State Forest road closure
Tree Phones Campground will be closed during the weekday operations.
Eagles Nest Vista and Clover Flats Campground will be accessible from the A2000 Road once the snow melts.
All other recreation sites will be open and accessible by the North Fork and Sedge Ridge roads.
 When:

June 11 – November 30. Weekdays only.
Road and recreation areas will be open on weekends from 6 p.m. Fridays through 8 p.m. Sundays.
 Where:  A2000 from Whites Ridge Trailhead to Tree Phones Campground in the southwest part of the forest.
 Why:

DNR timber harvest and chipping operation were originally scheduled to be completed by October 31. The operations were delayed due to fire activity in the area. Operations will continue until November 30.

Directions and web link
Map of the Ahtanum State Forest green dot road system:
www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_rec_ahtanum_greendot_map_2010.pdf

State trust lands
The Ahtanum State Forest is Common School trust lands, given to the state at statehood in 1889. School trust lands earn revenue to help build or carry out major renovations on K-12th grade public schools statewide. Poorer school districts generally receive a higher percentage of matching funds than wealthier school districts. Trust lands also are managed to protect water, wildlife habitat and provide recreation and education opportunities. 

Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin@dnr.wa.gov

About The NW Fire Blog (TM)

The NW Fire Blog [owned by First Alarm Images] was created in January 2012 by former Fire Rehab/Photographer, LR Swenson. "Taking care of firefighters has been a great privilege and a huge passion of mine. What better way to honor these amazing men and women but to share their stories, events, training & job opportunities and cover breaking news That's what we live for." The NW Fire Blog is not only for firefighters, but for anyone that is a volunteer or a career-paid firefighter, in EMS, a LEO or a first responder. We salute you in what you all do best! Check out our Facebook fanpage at www.facebook.com/nwfireblog Thank you for stopping by and sharing your stories with us. Be safe friends.
This entry was posted in Family, Safety. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s