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Teanaway Fencing and Campground Improvement

When
Saturday, November 2, 2019: 12 - 3:30pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Upper Yakima Basin
Location
Teanaway Community Forest
Description

Thank you for joining us in the Teanaway this Fall! After our successful event in May, we're retracing our steps to lay down the cattle-exclusion fencing before heavy snow sets in. Come help us keep the Teanaway a working forest!

Community Forests are working landscapes where communities partner with land managers to preserve the forest and uses they love. The Teanaway Community Forest demonstrates how conservation, sustainable forestry and community partnership goals can be achieved. This beautiful 50,241-acre landscape lies at the headwaters of the Yakima Basin watershed. The state purchased the land in 2013 with funding provided by the Legislature and established Washington's first state-owned community forest. The forest contains nearly 400 miles of free-flowing streams and prime habitat for fish and wildlife. It has a history of grazing and timber harvests and offers unique recreation opportunities.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is collaboratively managing the Teanaway Community Forest with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with significant public input from a community-based advisory committee. The collaborative has developed the Teanaway Community Forest Management Plan and recently completed a Recreation Plan. Community engagement is needed to help meet the goals of these plans! Join DNR and their partners to restore the landscape and maintain recreation amenities for everyone to enjoy.

Project Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Age Restriction
Ages 14 and up.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
  • Gloves

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.
Driving Directions
Start at I-90 exit 85 (Cle Elum). Go east on SR-970 for 6.9 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road. Drive for 7 miles, then turn left on West Fork Teanaway Road. In half a mile, turn left into the campground, and follow signs for event parking. For a printable map of the campground parking area, please click here: https://mtsgreenway.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Parking-Map.pdf
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