Commissioner Franz Closes All DNR-managed lands in eastern Washington

Effective July 23rd, the DNR public lands in the Northeast and Southeast regions of Washington State will be closed “due to extreme fire danger and ongoing drought east of the Cascades,” according to a Facebook post from Commissioner Franz. This move to close all public lands in the region is crazy, but seems to be a necessary evil after the western drought and heatwave continues to affect the PNW. You can read the full Facebook post below, and be sure to check the Washington DNR’s Recreation Openings page for a full list of closures.


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