SEQUIM: Burnt Hill roads gated


SEQUIM — Gates have been installed on major roads leading to state land on Burnt Hill, a popular recreation area severely damaged by off-road vehicles.

But officials with the state Department of Natural Resources say a decision is still pending on whether to close the roads to motorized use.

Members of a DNR focus group on Burnt Hill activity will discuss the situation at their monthly meeting tonight at 7 in the Sequim Community Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

Jody Rooney, the president of Olympic Trailblazers off-road-vehicle club, said Wednesday that he expects dozens of interested people to attend.

DNR officials installed the two new gates following extensive damage to Burnt Hill meadows and wetlands during a four-wheel drive gathering on the weekend of April 10. One other road leading from Johnson Creek Road south of Sequim was already gated.

For the complete story see Thursday's Peninsula News, on sale in Clallam County.

More in News

Work begins on sewer project

Intermittent closures planned in Port Hadlock

Clallam commissioners interested in section of forest for ODT

Clallam County commissioners plan to send a letter to… Continue reading

Deputy Mayor Navarra Carr accepts a Live United Award on behalf of the city of Port Angeles.
Port Angeles honored with Live United award

The city of Port Angeles was honored with a Live… Continue reading

Smoke vents from the rear car deck doors as firefighters battle a vehicle fire aboard the ferry MV Coho upon its afternoon arrival in Port Angeles on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula News)
Crews evaluated after RV fire on Coho ferry

Combined training helped during incident, deputy chief says

Staff favors denial for rezone

Proposal would pave way for Dollar General Plus

Clallam Transit considering proposal for Narcan at Gateway center

Board members want time for more discussion before next meeting

Turns restricted during roundabout construction

Drivers at the intersection of state highways 104 and 19… Continue reading

Bridge closures canceled for May 17, May 18

Hood Canal bridge closures originally scheduled for this weekend have… Continue reading

Roxanne Pfiefer-Fisher, a volunteer with a team from Walmart, sorts through sections of what will become a slide during Wednesday’s opening day of a community rebuild of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula News)
Volunteers flock to Dream Playground to start build

Group effort reminds organizers of efforts in 2021, 2002

Lawsuit over pool ban is planned

Lawyers say they’re suing city of Port Townsend, YMCA

Peninsula Behavioral Health adds 3 programs

Services help those experiencing psychosis, provide housing