Zylstra Lake Preserve — Open for Public Comment

Posted August 11, 2020 at 2:45 pm by

Zyl­stra Lake — Con­tributed photo

San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank is seek­ing pub­lic input on its updat­ed Inter­im Stew­ard­ship and Man­age­ment Plan (SMP) for the Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve on San Juan Island. This updat­ed inter­im plan details the Preserve’s abun­dant wildlife and habi­tat areas; pro­vides a col­lab­o­ra­tive strat­e­gy for engag­ing with agri­cul­tur­al inter­ests; and pro­pos­es open­ing approx­i­mate­ly two miles of trail this win­ter, with an addi­tion­al mile added in sum­mer. The updat­ed inter­im plan is designed to extend the inter­im peri­od for two years.

You can down­load a copy of the Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve SMP from the Land Bank’s web­site by fol­low­ing CLICKING HERE. Com­ments can be emailed to tanjaw@sjclandbank.orgor mailed to the office: SJCLB, 350 Court Street No. 6, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250.

Please sub­mit your com­ments by August 21, 2020. 

After the com­ment peri­od clos­es, Land Bank staff and com­mis­sion­ers will review and address pub­lic com­ments to the draft inter­im plan and post a final ver­sion Sep­tem­ber 7, 2020.

Note: If you would like a print­ed copy of the inter­im SMP mailed to you, please con­tact Tan­ja Williamson at 360–378-4402 or tanjaw@sjclandbank.org.

Sum­ma­ry of Timeline:
Review and address pub­lic com­ments: Sep­tem­ber 1–6
Post a final ver­sion: Sep­tem­ber 7
Attach the final ver­sion to an amend­ed bud­get: Sep­tem­ber 18 (Com­mis­sion meeting)
Open the Pre­serve mid-late Sep­tem­ber (Pub­lic Lands Day is Sep­tem­ber 26th)

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