Carbon River Corridor Cooperative Action Plan

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Project Update

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In 2020-21, Pierce County Parks will work with property owners, community members, and recreational groups interested in the future of the Carbon River Corridor to develop a cooperative action plan.The planning area will include the area between the Town of Wilkeson and the Carbon River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.

The cooperative action plan will build on the 2003 Carbon River Corridor Charette with a focus on developing visitor services in the area that meet demand while protecting important environmental and cultural resources, as well as balancing the character desired by local residents. 

Project Schedule

Pierce County began discussions with property owners and the community in early 2020. A consultant will be hired in mid-2020 to develop an inventory of the area and interview stakeholders. This information will be shared during public outreach in late 2020. In 2021, the cooperative action plan will be drafted with input from landowners and stakeholders. 


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About the Project

Pierce County Parks manages approximately 1,700 acres in the Carbon River Corridor (Carbon River Valley, Fairfax Properties, and Fairfax Town Site). These properties are currently undeveloped, but may provide opportunities for future recreation and visitor services in the area. 

Pierce County is co-managing the development of the cooperative action plan with the National Park Service, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

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Project Contact

Tiffany Odell
Senior Planner
253-798-4254 | email