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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-5 STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun cam The National Park Service is preparing an environmental im- pact statement (EIS) for mountain goat manage- ment in Olympic Na- tional Park, announced Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmen- tal Impact Statement for a mountain goat man- agement plan is in the Federal Register. "We are pleased to ask the public to help us develop a long-term plan for managing the population of ex- otic mountain goats in Olympic National Park," said Creachbaum. ,"We have drafted some pre- liminary alternative concepts that we'd like the public to reflect and comment on during this initial scoping period. And of course, we are also interested in addi- tional alternative con- cepts people may have." The original need to manage the goat popula- tion was driven by eco- logical concerns related to the effect of goats on the park's natural re- sources, particularly sensitive vegetation com- munities. New concerns were raised in 2010 when a visitor was fatally gored by a mountain goat while hiking on a park trail. The current plan- ning effort will result in a plan that provides for overall manage- ment of mountain goats and considers the non- native goats' effects on natural processes and habitats, as well as visi- tor safety. More information, including the purpose and need for the plan, the plan's objectives and preliminary alterna- tive concepts developed so far, can be found at parkplanning.nps.gov/ olymgoat. Comments can also be submitted electronically at parkplanning.nps. gov/olymgoat, or in writ- ing at one of the three open house workshops listed. Comments can also be mailed to Superinten- dent, Olympic National Park, 600 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362. Comments should be submitted no later than Sept. 19. Public scoping open houses, are planned for mid-August as follows: Aug. 11 Seattle open house 5-7 p.m.; Seattle Pub- lic Library, Wright/ Ketchum Room, Level 4, Room 2; 1000 4th Av- enue, Seattle, WA 98104; 206-386-4636 Aug. 12 Olympia open house 5-7 p.m.; Olympic Na- tional Forest Headquar- ters; Willaby-Klahowya- Coho Rooms; 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98512; 956-2303 Aug. 13 Port Angeles open house 5-7 p.m.; Port Angeles Public Library (North Olympic Library System), 2210 S. Pea- Luhr's Landing boat launch will temporarily close STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun cam The Luhr's Landing water- access site near Olympia will be closed Aug. 4-8 while a crew from Thurston County Public Works replaces a failed culvert at the in- tersection near the entrance to the boat launch. The launch site, owned and operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wild- life (WDFW), is just west of the Nisqually National Wildlife Ref- uge on Puget Sound. Brian Mitchell, WDFW natural resource operations supervisor, said access to the launch could also be restricted during the week of Aug. 11 while work continues to install the new culvert. The work zone is at the intersection of D'Milluhr Drive and Scenic Drive at the entrance to the water-ac- cess area. "We're sorry about the incon- venience to boaters, but we're pleased to see this work get done," Mitchell said. "By improving drainage, the project should help to reduce maintenance of the road and parking lot at the access site." Luhr's Landing is one of more than 700 water-access sites owned and operated by WDFW. body Street, Port Ange- les, WA 98362; 360-417- 8500 For more informa- tion or to be added to the Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Manage- ment Plan mailing list, go to parkplanning.nps. gov/olymgoat or call the park at 565-3004. This AT THE RANGE Non-Members Welcome Memberships Available July24, Thursday 6:00 P.M. Winchester Sporting Rifle Marksmanship Bring any safe sporting .221r rifle and 60 plus rounds of amino, eye and hearing )rotection. Reward patches with advancement. Runs about 2 hours. $6.00 members $8.00 non-members. July 25, Friday 6:00 p.m. Bullseye .22 Pistol at 50 feet on 6 targets. Skill building at it's finest. Shoot runs about an hour, 60 rounds. Beginners welcome. $3.00 for members $5.00 for non-members July 26, Saturday 10:00 am New Member Applicants Orientation Persons interested in joining MCSA meet at the range for approximately an hour and half safety and range operations session. No appointment necessary. July 29, Tuesday 6:00 P.M. Action Pistol League Move and shoot for .38 special, 9ram, and up. 48 rounds On a mix of targets, awards after 5 matches. This is a very popular event at the range, $6.00 for members and $8.00 for Non-members. Spectators are welcome, bring eye and ear protection. Coming up: August 2, 2014 10:00 am-3:30 p.m. First Steps Pistol Class. Firearm and ammunition provided. Applications and payment information on the club website. Don't put off sending in an application, we have a few seats open at press time. Fee is $50.00 per person, mature 8 year old and up. August 6, 2014 6:00 p.m. PUD 3 meeting room. Kathy Jackson a firearm instructor, a home school mom, a small business owner, a former magazine editor, and a freelance writer will speak. Learn more about her at her website www.corneredcat.com. Public welcome, no fee. We have fund raiser gun raffles, tickets are $2.00 per ticket. See the Ruger Camp rifle or American Classic 1911 and buy tickets at Renegade Guns in Shelton, they are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday or contact a club member. Did you know: MCSA volunteers set up and mn an air gun booth at Oysterfes ~rofits are donated to local causes. Most recently donations went to Generation Impact, Kitten Rescue, Mason County 4-H, Mason County Search and Rescue, and Mason County Twirlers. MASON COUNTY SPORTSMAN' S ASSOCIATION W. 521 Business Park Rd., Shelton Message Phone 427-1102 www.masoncountysa.com for the week of July 24 through July 31,2014 Your hunting or fishing lodge should include: The Hunter's Recliner, Loveseat & Sofa Rustic Dinner Table & Chairs Chest Freezer (always prepared for success!) Sturdy Bar & Barstools Bean Candles (to put out for company) A Large Store with Small Pricesl 77 Years in Shelton * Same Family Ownership Fine Furniture for Your Home 414 Franklin, Downtown Shelton OPEN Mon-Fri 9:00-5:30 Sat 10-5:30 360-426-4702 ALLYN I Case Inlet 24 3:53am 12.8 25 12:07am 6.9 26 12:45am 6.6 27 1:18am 6.3 Thu 11:05am -0.9 Fri 4:38am 12.7 Sat5:20am 12.5Sun 6:01am 12.3 6:39pm 13.8 11:43am -0.9 12:18pm -0.9 12:52pm -0.7 7:09pm 14.0 7:34pm 14.07:55pm 14.1 28 1:49am 5.8 29 2:21am 5.3 30 2:55am 4.831 3:33am 4.1 Man 6:41am 12.2 rue7:22am 11.9 Wed8:06am 11.6 Thu8:53am 11.3 1:26pm -0.3 2:00pm 0.2 2:3Spin 0.9 3:11pm 1.9 8:17pm 14.2 8:42pm 14.3 9:11pm 14.4 9:42pm 14.3 SHELTON I Oakland Bay 24 12:26am 6.1 25 1:13am 5.9 26 1:51am 5.7 27 2:24am 5.4 Thu 4:31am 12.8 Fri5:16am 12.7Sat5:58am 12.5 Sun6:39am 12.3 12:11pm -0.7 12:49pm -0.8 1:24pm -0.8 1:58pm -0.6 7:17pm 13.8 7 47pm 14.0 8:12pm 14.0 8:33pm 14.1 28 2:55am 5.029 3:27am 4.630 4:01am 4.131 4:39am 3.6 Man 7:19am 12.2 Tue 8:00am 11.9 Wed 8:44am 11.6 Thu9:31am 11.3 2:32pm -0.3 3:06pro 0.2 3:41pm 0.8 4:17pm 1.6 8:55pm 14.2 9:20pm 14:3 9:49pm 14.4 lO:20pm 14.3 UNION I Hood Canal 24 2:43am 10.625 3:29am 10.426 4:14am 10.327 4:55am 10.0 Thu9:52am -1.1Fri10:33am -t.2 Sat11:11am -1.2 Sun 11:48am -0.9 5:17pm 11.5 5:53pm 11.8 6:26pm 12.16:59pm 12.2 10:24pm 7.1 11:11pm 6.7 11:55pm 6.2 28 12:36am5.8 29 1:17am 5.4 30 1:58am 4.931 2:41am4.5 Man 5:35am9.8 Tue6:14am9.4 Wed 6:55am 9.0 Thu7:41am 8.6 12:24pm -05 12:58pm 0.2 1:32pm 1.1 2:06pm 2.1 7:31pm 12.2 8:01pm12.0 8:29pm 11.8 8:54pm II.5 THE SUN and THE MOON 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Sunrise5:42am5:43am5:44am5:45am5:46am5:48am 5:49am5:50am Sunset 8:56pm8:54am8:53pm8:52pm8:51pm8:49pm 8:48pm8:47pm Moonrise 3:56am4:50pm5:47am6:45am7:44am8:44am 9:44am10:45am Moonset 7:12pm7:51pm8:25pm8:55pm9:22pm9:48pm 10:13pm 10:39pm New moon July 26, first quarter August 3 Tidal Information courtesy NOAA I Astronomical Data courtesy U.S. Naval Observatory