State approves conservation land transfer to Clark County

The state Board of Natural Resources this week authorized the transfer of 157 acres of state-owned land 11 miles north of Camas to Clark County to use for recreation, open space or wildlife habitat. The parcel was managed by Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the Common School Trust, which funds public school construction statewide. The trust will be reimbursed for the value of the property through the legislatively funded Trust Land Transfer program.

The transaction clears the way for DNR to begin managing a separate 173-acre parcel in the Yacolt State Forest that is better suited for long-term forest management that produces revenue to support Clark County public services

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I'm the Editor-In-Chief of the Vancouver Business Journal and a Vancouver resident. I earned my degree from the University Of Oregon in Eugene and am a 2012 graduate of Leadership Clark County. Go Ducks!