OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the publication of three updated maps detailing roads, property boundaries, trails, recreation sites and other information about public lands are available for purchase.
The updated Public Lands Quadrangle maps popular with hunters, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts include: Forks (the Olympic Peninsula), Hermiston (the Columbia Gorge) and Chehalis River (southwest Washington).
Each map shows the landscape in a 1:100,000 scale where each inch equals about 1.6 miles. Featuring shaded relief to indicate terrain, the maps show highways, roads, trails, water features and wildlife areas, among other features. The maps are helpful in locating public lands managed by
DNR, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, state Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as lands managed by federal and other public agencies.
The maps are available for $9 each, plus shipping costs and sales tax for Washington residents. Discounts are available for large purchases.
Maps can be purchased at http://1.usa.gov/1aZGfh5