In order to stop this land-grab attempt of 210,000 acres of Olympic Peninsula working land, we have formed the “Workingwildolympics” Coalition. We oppose this well organized - years in the planning attempt - that would expand Olympic Nat. Park by an additional 37,000 acres, create 28 New Wilderness areas and designate 24 rivers Wild and Scenic. The original grab was going to be 300,000 acres, it’s “improved”. Over 18,000 acres of productive, working DNR Trust lands, that generate renewable funding for schools, libraries, prisons, counties and a dozen other trusts along with nearly 20,000 acres of working private forestlands will be locked-up and taken off the tax rolls, no longer generating jobs and continuing to work for the local economy. Costing taxpayers to pay again and again for the loss of working lands and revenues.
I oppose the Wildolympics Campaign, and wish to keep working lands open for all to enjoy.