Olympic National Park is studying a proposal that would allow for added protection of sockeye salmon habitat at Umbrella Creek near Lake Ozette. This proposal, consistent with the park’s General Management Plan, involves a minor boundary revision that would add approximately 240 acres to Olympic National Park, which currently protects 922,650 acres.
This acreage is located just north of Lake Ozette’s Umbrella Bay, between Lake Ozette and the Hoko-Ozette Road.
The property is currently owned by the Cascade Land Conservancy, which is interested in transferring these lands to the National Park Service (NPS), dependent on NPS funding and the further due diligence process. The Conservancy purchased the property when it was advertised on the open market in March 2008, with the idea of adding it to Olympic National Park.
For more information, people may call the park at 360-565-3004.
Comments about this proposal may be sent to National Park Service - Columbia Cascades Lands Resources Program Center, 168 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104; Attn: Wayne Hill by March 22, 2010.
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