Western US Timberland Owners Close Lands

Hancock Forest Management, Weyerhaeuser Columbia Timberlands, Stevenson Land Company, Broughton Lumber Company, Kreps Ranch, Kreps Family, Western Pacific Timber, and American Forest Management are closing their lands to public entry effective July 26 until further notice, said the Golden Sentinel Wednesday. The closure is taking place due to extreme fire danger. The closure is for lands in Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco counties of Washington State. Total lands closed are approximately 250,000 acres.
These properties will remain closed to all public entry until Washington State Department of Natural Resources determines the fire danger rating of the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is reduced to IFPL 1. Security patrols have been assigned to strictly enforce the closure. The companies state it is the public’s responsibility to know whose property they are on.