10-2019 Update

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Please vote! General Election is through November 5, 2019 8 pm.

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Reiter Foothills

“Contested timber cut takes new shape near Gold Bar”, Everett Herald 9-29-2019

Reiter Foothills is 10,000 acres of Snohomish County land which is managed by DNR. Tree plantations with sprayed clear cuts and ongoing timber sales within Reiter point to a question. Given that Reiter is adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park – one of the busiest parks in WA State, does it make sense to support Reiter’s potential to expand upon the recreational assets of the Skykomish River Valley?


Skykomish River Valley with Reiter Foothills on the left.

Reiter could be allowed to emphasize it’s attraction to hikers, bikers, equestrians, and ATV riders which will serve to improve economic potential for local rural communities of Gold Bar and Sultan.

Tourism and recreation industry in the biggest sustainable economic opportunity in the Skykomish River Valley. It heavily depends on high quality of landscape, infrastructure and user experience in order to be able to compete for top dollars locally, nationally and internationally.

As of today, DNR NW Region destined most of Reiter Foothills for multiple clearcuts and toxic herbicide spraying. For timber sales, please see Map of Planned Non-motorized DNR Trails. Revenue from timber sales goes to the Snohomish County, state school system and local tax districts: Sultan School District, fire districts, hospital and library. Note: state public school system currently has one of the highest many-billion-dollar bi-annual budget.

Please send a message of support for the future non-motorized trail system on the county land to: 

Randy Kline, Director NW Region for State Parks randy.kline@parks.wa.gov,

Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive dave.somers@snoco.org,

Sam Low, County Council Representative, District 5 sam.low@snoco.org,

Snohomish County Council contact.council@snoco.org,

Hilary Franz, WA State Commissioner or Public Lands hilary.franz@dnr.wa.gov.

Full list of email addresses:

randy.kline@parks.wa.gov, dave.somers@snoco.org, sam.low@snoco.org, contact.council@snoco.org, hilary.franz@dnr.wa.gov.

Reiter Large Map 2019

Reiter Foothills map

Warm regards,

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