Teanaway Community Forest September 30, 2013
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) finalized the purchase of 50,272 acres in the headwaters of the Yakima Basin watershed that is being designated as the Teanaway Community Forest.

The Teanaway acquisition is the largest single land transaction in Washington State in 45 years and reflects more than a decade of collaboration involving many organizations and individuals. The property will become Washington’s first Community Forest, a model designed to empower communities to partner with DNR to purchase forests that support local economies and public recreation.

The forest will be managed through a partnership between DNR and WDFW, with input from the local community and interested stakeholders.
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