DNR to preserve 105 acres near I-90/SR 18
November 7, 2013
A 105.7-acre parcel of forested land near the intersection of Interstate 90 and State Route 18 is being purchased by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The $1.26 million parcel is being bought from a group of private sellers. It is located south of I-90 and east of SR 18.
The DNR board authorized the funds at its regular meeting Nov. 5.
The purchase preserves the land from non-forested development. The site, which borders the Raging River State Forest managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is currently approved for 10 home sites.
“This acquisition will preserve vital working forestland, while enhancing stream and wildlife protection in the I-90 corridor,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark.
DNR will manage the parcel to protect stream and forest habitat for fish and wildlife, while producing sustainable long-term income to the Common School Trust, which funds public school construction statewide.