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We are unaware of any active state legislation affecting Recreational Rockhounding or Public Lands at this time.  If you know of any please contact alaa@amlands.org

Washington State Legislation - Active Bills in the State Legislature  (New 2021)


Washington / Oregon BLM New Website  Posted 4-14-2017

Washington / Oregon BLM Contacts - New Website Posted 4-14-2017

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What's Happening in Washington State - Andy Johnson ALAA Eastern Washington


 By Michelle Dupler, Tri-City Herald Mid-Columbians soon could have access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain with the unanimous passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday opening the mountain to the public.
The bill was introduced in August by Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., who has argued the mountain -- which is part of the Hanford Reach National Monument -- belongs to the American people and should be open for public visits.
"The 3,600-foot summit of Rattlesnake holds one of the best views of central Washington and the Columbia River, but has been closed to the public," Hastings said in a statement.
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Recreational Rock collecting -------- Washington State ---- UPDATE



Plan gives OHV riders legal access to more routes - Some may lead to Collecting Sites



American Forest Resource Council  (AFRC)

Weyerhaeuser Lease Land Access Policy and contact information for Washington State

Access road closed to Barbecue Flats  Read More

  • Effective immediately
  • Meloy Road is closed one mile from the junction of Wenas and Audubon Roads.
    There is no turn-around point.
  • Barbecue flats is not accessible due to road closure on adjacent private land. DNR is working on an agreement with private landowners to restore access.
  • Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin@dnr.wa.gov



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