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Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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DNR updates public land quad maps

Index to Washington map quadrangles.
Index to Washington map quadrangles.

NAVIGATION -- Three updated maps detailing roads, property boundaries, trails, recreation sites, and other information about public lands have been published by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Names of the maps and the areas they cover are Chewelah, Mount Baker and Mount Adams.

Washington state public lands quadrangle maps are popular with hunters, backcountry hikers and others who use public lands for outdoor recreation. The maps also are used by emergency responders.

Each full-color printed map shows the landscape in a 1:100,000 scale (1 inch equals approximately 1.6 miles) and covers an area of about 1,600 square miles. Featuring shaded relief to indicate terrain, the 26” x 37” maps show highways, roads, trails, water features, wildlife areas, and other key features.

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can use the maps to locate public lands managed by DNR, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the State Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as lands managed by federal and other public agencies.

The public lands quadrangle maps are part of a series of 50 maps that DNR publishes. The maps are available for $9 each, plus sales tax, for Washington state residents.

The maps can be purchased online

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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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