Green Diamond Resource Company representatives Friday announced that the company will open gates over the weekend of September
15-16, 2018 for hunting and other recreation.
Rains in Western Washington have decreased fire risk, but Green Diamond Public Affairs Manager Patti Case warned visitors to continue to be vigilant about fire danger. “Even in Western Washington, we continue to deal with wildfires into September and even October. We ask that visitors
be aware and report suspected wildfires.”
Green Diamond gates are typically orange with signs mounted next to them, explaining the type of access allowed in that area, explained Case. Recreation Access Permit areas are posted with signage explaining entry is limited to those with permits. In all other areas, Case explained, a sign
with a red dot means no motor vehicles are allowed and a green dot indicates licensed, street-legal motor vehicles are allowed on roads only and only during daylight hours.
According to Case, an orange sign indicates harvest or other activity is taking place. All recreation access to these areas is prohibited. “An open gate may be a sign that forest management activity is taking place,” she said. “Visitors should be cautious.”
“We ask that recreation seekers wear high visibility clothing for safety and that visitors exit Green Diamond’s forest land within one hour of sunset as indicated in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s hunting regulations,” she said.
The Tour De Forest Rally will be held on Green Diamond forest roads in Mason and Grays Harbor Counties on October 6 and 7, 2018. More information is available at https://www.tourdeforestrally.com/