The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is working on a new management plan for the Sinlahekin and Scotch Creek wildlife areas in northeastern Okanogan County.
The two areas cover nearly 48,000 acres, with shrub steppe, forested areas, rivers and lakes. They are home to bighorn sheep, mule deer, trout and more than 500 species of plants.
WDFW officials will develop a single plan to cover both areas and are seeking input on the management plan. The plan will address the status of wildlife species and their habitat, restoration efforts and public recreation.
For more information, visit wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/management_plans or call Lauri Vigue at (360) 902-2549.
WDFW is holding a workshop on Wednesday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Okanogan County Public Utility District headquarters in Okanogan.