Morse Creek conservation petition

Dave Maddock

Active Member
Hey Everybody,

I wanted to let everyone know about a petition to have the city of Port Angeles sell
a 96-acre parcel of land that Morse Creek runs thru that would forever protect vital salmon spawning grounds by placing it in a land trust. It has a defunct power plant on the creek that is accessed by a switch back road that can only be accessed thru a private subdivision.
This parcel is very steep terrain and classic western Washington glacial till. In other words, quite unstable, especially if it is clear-cut by the timber companies who merely want to harvest the trees off it.
It is nearly 400' of elevation drop over a narrow strip of terrain. If it were logged and slid, it would undoubtedly have a negative impact on the spawning beds of salmonids in the creek below.
While this is not a major fish producing stream, it does contain runs of Chinook, Coho, Steelhead and Cutthroat.
At a time when all runs of fish are struggling, even small steams such as Morse Creek, are vital for the future of fish and wildlife in our beautiful state.
The petition asks the city of Port Angeles to honor their commitment to sell the parcel to North Olympic Land Trust
(NOLT) for permanent conservation.
Please go to the link provided, read the petition and sign right away. The city council meeting is Tuesday, May 19th and the salmon grant money to the land trust is gone after June.

We need to get another 400 signatures in 4 days!

Thank you for your time and any assistance you can offer.

Dave


 

Greg Armstrong

Active Member
WFF Supporter
Hey Everybody,

I wanted to let everyone know about a petition to have the city of Port Angeles sell
a 96-acre parcel of land that Morse Creek runs thru that would forever protect vital salmon spawning grounds by placing it in a land trust. It has a defunct power plant on the creek that is accessed by a switch back road that can only be accessed thru a private subdivision.
This parcel is very steep terrain and classic western Washington glacial till. In other words, quite unstable, especially if it is clear-cut by the timber companies who merely want to harvest the trees off it.
It is nearly 400' of elevation drop over a narrow strip of terrain. If it were logged and slid, it would undoubtedly have a negative impact on the spawning beds of salmonids in the creek below.
While this is not a major fish producing stream, it does contain runs of Chinook, Coho, Steelhead and Cutthroat.
At a time when all runs of fish are struggling, even small steams such as Morse Creek, are vital for the future of fish and wildlife in our beautiful state.
The petition asks the city of Port Angeles to honor their commitment to sell the parcel to North Olympic Land Trust
(NOLT) for permanent conservation.
Please go to the link provided, read the petition and sign right away. The city council meeting is Tuesday, May 19th and the salmon grant money to the land trust is gone after June.

We need to get another 400 signatures in 4 days!

Thank you for your time and any assistance you can offer.

Dave


Signed
 

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