Public hearing on the proposed Steptoe Butte Natural Area Boundary in Colfax on June 14

The Current owners of 437 acres of private land adjacent to Steptoe Butte State Park have expressed an interest in having their land be in public ownership. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is exploring options regarding the future ownership and management of the lands in question. A public hearing to discuss the proposed Steptoe Butte Natural Area Boundary is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Colfax Library, 102 S. Main Street, Colfax, Washington.

At the hearing, DNR will present an overview of the proposal and receive all public testimony. Written comments on the proposal are also welcome until close of business on Friday, June 22, 2018.

Please send comments to: Washington Department of Natural Resources Conservation Recreation & Transactions Division ATTN: Proposed Steptoe Butte Natural Area PO Box 47014 Olympia, WA 98504-7014

Comments also may be submitted by email to: with the subject line, “Proposed Steptoe Butte Natural Area.”

A map of the proposed Steptoe Butte Natural Area can be found online at

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