ABERDEEN COUNCIL TAKES STAND AGAINST WILD OLYMPICS

Although they pulled their resolution opposing the Wild Olympics Campaign from the agenda, their was no mistaking the prevailing opinion on the issue from the Aberdeen City Council. Following a presentation by Wild Olympics supporters on the addition of over 200-thousand acres of Olympic Peninsula land to a federally protected status the majority of the council had a negative take on the issue, calling it bad for Grays Harbor and an attempt by urban counties to control wild areas of the state. The only voice of support came from Councilman Frank Gordon who applauded the attempt to preserve rivers for the future. The council had placed a resolution of yesterday’s agenda calling for the Department of Natural Resources to cease land transfers to the Olympic National Park, the Forest Service to better manage resource lands for timber and recreation and called on legislators at both the state and federal level to oppose the campaign. However, issues with the wording caused the council to pull resolution until a later meeting.

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