Two property owners have applied to Okanogan County to divide 29 acres about four miles southeast of Mazama into two lots plus a riparian conservation zone. The Iron Goat short plat is on the north side of Highway 20, across from the intersection of Kumm Road.
If the subdivision is approved, it would create one lot of 5.7 acres for residential use and a second lot of 5 acres that would be for recreational use only, as it would not have a water supply. The 5-acre lot currently has a cabin and several outbuildings.
The remaining 18 acres, which encompass Methow River frontage and floodplain, would be conserved as riparian habitat. Property owners Jason Keith and Julian and Jamie Andersen placed the entire parcel under a conservation easement with the Methow Conservancy in 2012, giving up rights to three building sites and protecting the riparian area, according to the application submitted to the county.
The property also has an easement for a winter-only ski trail with Methow Trails.
The Okanogan County Planning Department is accepting written comments on the proposal through Nov. 21. For more information or to comment, contact Senior Planner Ben Rough at (509) 422-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.