Land swap near Port Ludlow halted, for now..

6/10 Peninsula Daily News State lands commissioner halts Pope Resources-DNR land swap near Port Ludlow

By Jeff Chew Peninsula Daily News PORT TOWNSEND — State Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark has delayed a proposed land trade between the Department of Natural Resources and timber titan Pope Resources. Pope is offering a trade of 4,420 acres to DNR for 2,970 acres of state land. “This is one that we’re pausing at the current time,” Goldmark said Tuesday from his Olympia office. “We’re not going to move forward with it. “The Jefferson County commissioners are sensitive to it. We want to hear from the community and have a dialogue with the local community.”

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