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Preliminary list of Conservation Futures properties released

You may recall in mid-October I posted about the newest round of Conservation Futures properties and the selection process. It was a crowded night at the IMAX where Spokane County park staff took input on the thirty-six individual properties submitted for consideration as future public open space areas that will provide outdoor recreation opportunities. Now this is not the final list - it needs to go before the County Park Board and then to the County Commissioners but the Inland Northwest Trails Coaltion reports on the preliminary list of properties available after the jump.

#1 Knights Lake 590 Ac
#2 Dishman Hills 160Ac
#3 Antoine Peak 240 Ac
#4 Mica Peak 920 Ac
#5 Saltese 555 Ac
#6 Williams Lake 15 Ac
#7 Peone Prairie 20 Ac
#8 Indian Bluff 204 Ac
#9 Beacon Hill 30 Ac
#10 Beacon Hill 30 Ac

As of 2009, the Conservation Futures Program has acquired over 5,000 acres through 26 acquisitions.  Spokane County Parks and Recreation manages 13 different properties as Conservation Areas while the City Parks Department manages an additional 11 properties in city limits.  These conserved lands include wetlands, wildlife habitats and corridors, farmlands, steep hillsides, river corridors, viewpoints and other open space areas.

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