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Mon., July 25, 2011, 6:24 a.m.

BLM sets planning workshops for public

PUBLIC LANDS -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is conducting workshops in the next two weeks so the public can view maps and participate in developing proposals for managing 445,000 acres in Washington, including the Fishtrap Lake area and Huckleberry Mountains.

Issues to be presented include grazing, recreational shooting, off-road vehicle use, wildlife protection and more.

Meetings of interest to the Spokane region are scheduled for 6 p.m.-9 p.m. as follows:

  • Okanogan, July 27, County Fairgrounds Agriplex Annex, 175 Rodeo Trail.
  • Pasco, Aug. 2, TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd., Room 4.
  • Davenport, Aug. 3, Davenport Memorial Hall, 511 Park St.
  • Colville, Aug. 4, Institute for Extended Learning, 985 S Elm S.

More info online.




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.