planning for recreation in Green Mountain and Tahuya State Forests
About the Recreation Planning process
Why is DNR developing a recreation plan for Green Mountain and Tahuya State Forests?
These popular state forests have a pressing need for well-planned recreation opportunities that are fun, safe, and sustainable. More and more people are visiting these areas, creating more pressure on the landscape.
As manager of state trust lands, DNR must ensure that recreation activities are compatible with our obligations to the trust beneficiaries, such as public K-12 schools. Careful planning will ensure that the natural resources and water quality of the trusts are protected, while providing well thought-out recreation opportunities that are fun and safe.
About the Planning Area
The recreation planning area includes:
- Green Mountain State Forest, west of Bremerton in Kitsap County.
- State trust lands south of Stavis Natural Resources Conservation Area, known as the Anderson Block.
- Tahuya State Forest, west of Belfair in Mason County.
- A section of DNR-managed land known as the West Block of Tahuya State Forest.
- Sherwood Forest, south of Allyn in Mason County.
>> View a map of the planning area. (Updated Jan 13, 2011.)
Recreation Planning CommitteeThe 12-member, citizen-based Recreation Planning Committee will help DNR develop recommendations for improving recreation in the planning area. The planning committee members bring diverse backgrounds and interests in a variety of recreation activities. Committee members meet the third Tuesday of each month during the yearlong (or more) planning process. You can view documents prepared for the committee meetings such as agendas, notes from meetings, and presentations.
>> Recreation Planning Committee documents
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