The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will be exchanging over 5,000 acres of state trust land in Grays Harbor and Clallam counties for over 9,000 acres of properties owned by Green Crow Corporation in Clallam, Jefferson and Mason counties.
Known as the Foothills Land Exchange, the change is meant to place more sections of the Olympic Discovery Trail under public ownership. While protecting that land, it will also consolidate and protect more working forest lands from development along Hood Canal and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
DNR will manage the lands acquired in the exchange to produce revenue for the Common School Trust, which funds public school construction statewide.
Maps showing the Foothills Land Exchange land are available on the DNR website.