Washington State Court of Appeals Hearing March 30th!

River People…

If you care about keeping the White Salmon free and beautiful clean and cold, we  need you!!  The Washington State Court of Appeals has set the hearing date for the Husum/BZ comprehensive plan for:

Monday, March 30, 2015, 10AM   (arrive by 9:30AM)

HUDSON’S BAY HIGH SCHOOL, 1601 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, Wa

For those not familiar with the issue, in a nutshell it is:

Friends of the White Salmon River and the Friends of the Columbia Gorge challenged in court, Klickitat County’s proposed comprehensive plan for the Husum/BZ area.  The plan would allow rezone of over 1,000 acres of land in the White Salmon River Valley from forest and farm to residential zoning with 1 and 2 acre minimum lot sizes.  We contended the County violated state law in a variety of ways, and we won that argument in Superior Court.  The County then appealed, so now we are at the Court of Appeals.

For a short history of the appeal and a map. see:


and for information on the victory in Superior Court, see:


We want the county to work with all stakeholders to plan for the future of the White Salmon River watershed, to preserve, protect and sustain the web of life in this place: humans, animals, fish, birds, plants, insects – all life.

Only attorneys and the judges will be speaking.  There is no public input at this hearing, just public presence.  Be at the school by 9:30 to make your way through. We plan to meet at the park and ride by the HR bridge at 7:30AM.  There is a van available and people willing to carpool, so please contact:

dottie@friendsofthewhitesalmon.org (208-867-9849) for transportation information

Washington State Court of Appeals Hearing

4th Annual Klickitat White Salmon Fisheries & Watershed Science Conference

1st Announcement – 4th Annual Klickitat White Salmon Fisheries & Watershed Science Conference

9:00 am – 4:00 pm, March 15, 2011 at The Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles, OR

We’ll send out the agenda for presentations and registration information in the new year. We hope you can join us for another stimulating conference!

For more information, please contact Bill Sharp at  509-865-5121 x6355.