U.S. Forest Service to Hold Forest-Level Listening Sessions

Forest Service responds to desire for more Forest Plan Revision Listening Sessions. April 13, 2015, Olympia, WA – The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Pacific Southwest (CA) Regions of the U.S. Forest Service are beginning a public conversation on the process for revising forest land management plans in the Northwest Forest Plan amendment area. The land management plans within the Northwest Forest Plan area guide how resources will be managed for 15 to 20 years. These plans are due for revision.

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Week of Apr. 19 - Cougar-Maynard Prescribed Fire Planned

April 17, 2015, Olympia, WA – Fire Managers at Olympic National Forest plan to conduct a prescribed fire early next week if conditions are favorable.  Prescribed fires are ignited when a very specific window of environmental conditions exists so that forest health objectives can be met.  The objective of the Cougar-Maynard prescribed fire is to remove brush piles from the vicinity of a Remote Automatic Weather Station (RAWS) and radio repeater sites located off of Forest Service Road 28. 

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City Of Olympia: Traffic Alert – Plum Street And State Avenue Lane Closures

Delays Expected – Use Alternate Routes. Starting Monday, April 20th the State Avenue Paving project will begin work at the intersection of State Avenue and Plum Street. For approximately one week, periodic lane closures on both Plum Street and State Avenue will occur. At least one lane of travel will remain open at all times on both roads. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternative routes for the duration of this work.