The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Service will hold four informational meetings on the development of a long-term Marbled Murrelet Conservation Strategy in Western Washington. This includes a meeting in South Bend.
Once completed and adopted, the strategy will become an amendment to DNR’s State Trust Lands Habitat Conservation Plan.
At the meetings, staff will give brief presentations to introduce the planning process and present three conceptual alternatives. The agencies will also present a “No Action” concept, which represents what would happen if a long-term marbled murrelet conservation strategy is not developed.
DNR will gather input on the current proposal and the scope of environmental review.
These meetings represent the second phase of a public scoping process that will help guide the development of a strategy. Phase One scoping took place in 2012 and included public meetings and a comment period.
Participants should submit their Phase Two written comments by July 1.
Date: June 19
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Pacific County Courthouse
300 Memorial Drive, South Bend, WA 98586