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WDFW seeks public participation in planning for Klickitat Wildlife Area


Andrew Christiansen

HEADING OFF PROBLEMS: The Klickitat County Roads Department is currently working on a portion of the Centerville Highway at High Prairie. The project will reduce the problems of hillside erosion that often leaves debris on the highway.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold a public workshop Sept. 16 to discuss the development of a new management plan for the Klickitat Wildlife Area.

The Klickitat Wildlife Area consists of seven separate units and nearly 16,000 acres in south central Washington. The management plan will address the status of wildlife species and their habitat, restoration efforts and public recreation for all seven units, said Susan Van Leuven, WDFW manager for the Klickitat Wildlife Area.

"We want to encourage people who are interested in the wildlife area to help shape our plan, including how we manage habitat and public use," Van Leuven said.

The workshop is scheduled from 5:...

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