State Could Buy 1,700 Acres Near Tenino for Pocket Gopher Mitigation

August 20, 2018

The Daily Chronicle on how a proposed WWRP grant could make a huge difference with pocket gopher mitigation for Thurston County residents.

Excerpt: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife sent a letter to the city of Tenino on April 24 laying out their goal of acquiring more than 900 acres of property in south Thurston County for the purposes of creating public recreation opportunities and mitigation of wildlife habitat development, including that of the Mazama pocket gopher.

Should the WDFW receive funding through the Washington Wildlife Recreation Program administered by the state Recreation and Conservation Office, it would represent phase one of a WDFW plan to purchase 1,700 acres of land west of Tenino.

Read the full story in the Daily Chronicle.