Land Remains Closed Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Forest Land Closure Continues

Tumwater, WA – September 7, 2018  With fuel moisture conditions some of the driest in recent history, fire risk continues as a serious concern. Until further notice, Port Blakely’s forestlands in Washington and Oregon remain closed to all public access. This closure applies to foot, horse, motorized and any other form of access. 

While we regret any inconvenience this may cause to recreational users, our decision to prohibit access reflects our priorities: public safety and the protection of our forests. Port Blakely employees and security officials are monitoring the weather conditions and unauthorized access. 

This closure to all traffic is temporary. Regular allowable access will be permitted once the risk of forest fires decreases and forest conditions are considered safe. 

To report fires, call 911. 

Media Contact: Teresa Loo, Env. Affairs & Community Relations, 360-581-2090