WSR 97-06-044

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-37--Filed February 27, 1997, 2:32 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 7, 1996.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-02204 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region four.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-02204.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-21-171 on October 23, 1996.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-02204 differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. Line 5 of GMU 454 Issaquah was amended as follows: State Highway 203 ((through)) to Fall City; then southwest on Preston-Fall City Road to Preston . . .

2. Lines 16-19 of this same GMU were amended as follows: . . . Highway 99; then north on U.S. Highway 99 to Buenna and Redondo Beach; then due west to Puget Sound; then west along East Passage and north along Colvos Passage (including Vashon and Maury Islands) to Puget Sound; then north ((north along Puget Sound)) to the mouth . . .

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 30, 1996

Lisa Pelly

for Mitchell S. Johnson

Chairman

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-04-027, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96)

WAC 232-28-02204 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region four.

GMU ((405-CHUCKANUT)) 407-NORTH SOUND (Whatcom ((and)), Skagit, Snohomish and King counties): Beginning at the northwest corner of Whatcom County and the Canadian border; then east on the Canadian border to the Silver Lake Road; then south on the Silver Lake Road to the Mount Baker Highway 542; then southwest on the Mount Baker Highway 542 to the Mosquito Lake Road; then south on the Mosquito Lake Road to Valley Highway 9; then south on Valley Highway 9 through Sedro Woolley to the town of Arlington ((and the Stillaguamish River; then west along the Stillaguamish River through Stanwood and West Pass to Skagit Bay (Snohomish, Skagit, Island County line))); then northeast on State Highway 530 to the Trafton School at Trafton; then southeast along the Jim Creek-Trafton Road (242nd St. N.E.) to the City of Seattle power transmission line; then southwest on the transmission line to the Jordan Road in Section 20, T31N, R6E; then southeast along the Jordan Road to Granite Falls and the Menzel Lake Road; then south on the Menzel Lake Road past Lake Roesiger to the Woods Creek Road; then south on the Woods Creek Road to Monroe and Highway 203; then south on Highway 203 to the Snoqualmie River at Duvall; then north along the Snoqualmie River to the Snohomish River; then west along the Snohomish River to Puget Sound; then north along the shore of Puget Sound to Juniper Beach and through West Pass; then west and north through Skagit Bay, Deception Pass, Rosario Strait and Bellingham Channel to Samish Bay near Edison; then north along the shoreline to the Whatcom County line; then north on the county line to the Canadian border and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 410-ISLANDS (San Juan and Island counties): Beginning at the north corner of San Juan-Whatcom County line; then southeast on the county line to the Skagit-Whatcom County line; then east on the county line to the shore of Samish Bay; then south on the shoreline near Edison; then west through Samish Bay and south through Bellingham Channel to the Skagit-San Juan County line; then south through Rosario Strait on the San Juan-Skagit County line to the Island County line; then east on the Skagit-Island County line through Deception Pass and south through Skagit Bay; then southeast on the Island-Snohomish County line through Juniper Beach, Port Susan, Possession Sound to the Island-Kitsap County line; then northwest on the Island-Kitsap-Jefferson County line through Puget Sound, Admiralty Inlet, and the Strait of Juan De Fuca; then west on the San Juan-Jefferson-Clallam County lines to the Canadian border; then north on the Canadian border through Middle Bank, Haro Strait, and Boundary Pass to the north corner of San Juan-Whatcom County line and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)

GMU 417-BALD MOUNTAIN (Whatcom and Skagit counties): Beginning at the intersection of the Mosquito Lake Road and the Middle Fork Nooksack River Road (Section 11, T38N, R05E); then east on the Middle Fork Nooksack River Road to Clearwater Creek; then north and east up Clearwater Creek to the end of USFS 36 Road (Section 8, T38N, R07E); then north and east on USFS 36 Road to USFS 39 Road; then north along USFS 39 Road to SR 542 Road; then east and south along SR 542 Road to its southernmost point (Section 30, T39N, R09E); then approximately 0.5 miles along a straight line to Swift Creek; then south down Swift Creek to Baker Lake; then south along the west shoreline of Baker Lake and Lake Shannon to the lower Baker Dam; then south down the Baker River to SR 20; then west along SR 20 to State Street to Burpee Hill Road; then north along Burpee Hill Road to Baker Lake Road; then west along the Baker Lake Road to SW-HO-2400 Road; then north and west along the SW-HO-2400 Road, SW-HO-2000 Road, SW-HO-2800 Road, and SW-HO-2900 Road (Josephine Truck Trail) to the intersection with the Crown Pacific 100 Road (Hamilton Mainline); then north along the Crown Pacific 100 Road (approximately .25 miles) to the intersection with Crown Pacific 110 Road; then continue west and north along the Crown Pacific 110 Road to the Crown Pacific 130 Road; then continue north and west along the Crown Pacific 130 Road to the Crown Pacific 170 Road; then continue west along the Crown Pacific 170 Road to the Crown Pacific 171 Road; then continue west along the Crown Pacific 171 Road to the Crown Pacific 172 Road; then north to the end of the Crown Pacific 172 Road (Section 10, T36N, R05E); then north to the end of the Crown Pacific 175 Road (DNR Radio Repeater); then north along a straight line to the end of John Hancock Road No. 1; then north and east along John Hancock Road No. 1 to Christie Creek; then east down Christie Creek to the South Fork Nooksack River; then down the South Fork Nooksack River to the mouth of Hutchinson Creek; then north up Hutchinson Creek to the Mosquito Lake Road; then continue north along Mosquito Lake Road to the Middle Fork Nooksack Road and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 418-NOOKSACK (Whatcom and Skagit counties): Beginning at the Silver Lake Road and the Canadian border; then east on the Canadian border to the North Cascades National Park Boundary; then south on the North Cascades National Park Boundary to the range line between Range 9 and 10 East; then south on this range line to Jackman Creek; then south along Jackman Creek to ((the Skagit River)) Highway 20 (at Concrete); then west along ((the main channel of the Skagit River)) Highway 20 to Highway 9 (at Sedro Woolley); then north along Highway 9 to ((its intersection with Highway 20 (West Sedro Woolley); then east along Highway 20 to its intersection with Valley Highway 9 (East Sedro Woolley); then north along Valley Highway 9 to)) Mosquito Lake Road; then north on the Mosquito Lake Road to Mount Baker Highway 542; then north on Mount Baker Highway 542 to the Silver Lake Road; then north on the Silver Lake Road ((and)) to the Canadian border to the point of beginning ((except GMU 417 (Bald Mountain) which is within GMU 418 (Nooksack))). (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 426-DIABLO (Skagit and Whatcom counties): Beginning at the Canadian border and the west boundary of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area; then south, on the Ross Lake National Recreation Boundary across the Skagit River and the North Cascades Highway; then north on the Ross Lake National Recreation Boundary to two miles east of Panther Creek; then south on the North Cascades National Park Boundary to Fisher Point; then east on the Skagit-Chelan County line across State Highway 2 to the Pacific Crest Trail; then north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Jims Pass, Oregon Basin and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; then west on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Boundary to the Ross Lake National Recreation Boundary; then north on the east boundary of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area to the Canadian border; then west on the Canadian border to the west boundary of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU ((433-CAVANAUGH)) 437-SAUK (Skagit and Snohomish counties): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 9 and ((the Skagit River (south of Sedro Woolley); then east along the main channel of the Skagit River to the Sauk Valley Road (SR 530) near Rockport; then south on the Sauk Valley Road (SR 530) to Darrington; then west on the Arlington-Darrington Highway (SR 530) to State Highway 9 (at Arlington); then north on State Highway 9 to the Skagit River and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)

GMU 440-SUIATTLE (Skagit and Snohomish counties): Beginning at State Highway 20 and)) Highway 20; then east along Highway 20 to Jackman Creek east of Concrete; then northeast along Jackman Creek to the range line between Range 9 and 10 East; then north on the range line to the boundary of the North Cascades National Park; then north and east on the North Cascades National Park Boundary to the Ross Lake National Recreation Area Boundary; then south on the Ross Lake National Recreation Area Boundary across the North Cascade Highway 20 and the Skagit River and east along the Ross Lake National Recreation Area to the North Cascades National Park Boundary near Big Devil Peak; then southeast on the North Cascades National Park Boundary to the ((Cascade River Road; then south on the Cascade River Road to USFS Road 1590 (USFS Road 1590); then south on USFS Road 1590 to the)) north boundary of Glacier Peak Wilderness Area; then west and south on Glacier Peak Wilderness Area Boundary to the Suiattle River; then west along the Suiattle River to State Highway 530 (Sauk Valley Road); then ((north)) south on State Highway 530 to ((Rockport and State Highway 20)) Darrington; then west on State Highway ((20)) 530 to ((Jackman Creek)) Highway 9 at Arlington; then north on State Highway 9 to Highway 20 and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest map)

GMU 442-TULALIP (Snohomish and King counties): Beginning at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River near Stanwood; then east along the Stillaguamish River to Arlington and State Highway 530; then northeast on State Highway 530 to the Trafton School at Trafton; then southeast along the Jim Creek-Trafton Road (242nd St. N.E.) to the City of Seattle power transmission line; then southwest on the transmission line to the Jordan Road in Section 20, T31N, R6E; then southeast along the Jordan Road to Granite Falls and the Menzel Lake Road; then south on the Menzel Lake Road past Lake Roesiger to the Woods Creek Road; then south on the Woods Creek Road to Monroe and Highway 203; then south on Highway 203 to the Snoqualmie River at Duvall; then north along the Snoqualmie River to the Snohomish River; then west along the Snohomish River to Puget Sound; then north along the shore of Puget Sound to the mouth of the Stillaguamish River near Stanwood and the point of beginning. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 448-STILLAGUAMISH (Snohomish and Skagit counties): Beginning at Trafton on the Highway 530 (Arlington-Darrington Highway); then northeast on Highway 530 to Darrington; then north on Highway 530 (Sauk Valley Road - Bennets Store Road) to the Suiattle River; then east along the Suiattle River to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area Boundary; then south on the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area Boundary to June Mountain and USFS Trail 650; then west on the USFS Trail 650 on the crest between Sloan Creek and the North Fork Skykomish River Drainages to Curry Gap and the Quartz Creek Trail 1050; then south on the Quartz Creek Trail 1050 and 1054 to West Cady Creek; then south along West Cady Creek through Section 36, T28N, R12E to Meadow Creek; then south along Meadow Creek to Rapid River; then east along Rapid River to Lake Janus and the Pacific Crest Trail; then south on the Pacific Crest Trail to Stevens Pass and Highway 2; then west on Highway 2 to Monroe and the Woods Creek Road; then north on the Woods Creek Road past Lake Roesiger to the Menzel Lake Road; then north on the Menzel Lake Road to Granite Falls and the Jordan Road; then northwest on the Jordan Road through Jordan to the City of Seattle power transmission lines; then northeast on the transmission lines to the Jim Creek-Trafton Road (242nd St. N.E.); then west on the Jim Creek-Trafton Road to Trafton and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest map)))

GMU 450-CASCADE (Skagit and Snohomish counties): Beginning on the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary one mile north of Jordan Lakes on the township line between T34 & 35N; then east on the Wilderness Boundary to USFS Road 1590 (USFS Road 1590); then north on USFS Road 1590 to the Cascade River Road; then north on Cascade River Road to the North Cascades National Park Boundary; then east on the North Cascades National Park Boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail Boundary; then south on the Pacific Crest Trail to Lake Janus and the Rapid River; then northwest along the Rapid River to Meadow Creek; then north along Meadow Creek to West Cady Creek; then northwest along West Cady Creek near Excelsior Mountain and USFS Trail 1054; then north on USFS Trail 1054 and the Quartz Creek Trail (USFS 1050) to Curry Gap and USFS Trail 650; then east on USFS Trail 650 to June Mountain and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary; then north on the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary across the Suiattle River to Jordan Lakes on township line between T34 & 35N and the point of beginning. (((See Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Wenatchee National Forest maps)))

GMU 454-ISSAQUAH (King and Snohomish counties): Beginning at the mouth of the Snohomish River near Everett; then southeast along the Snohomish River to the Snoqualmie River; then southeast along the Snoqualmie River to Duvall and State Highway 203; then south on State Highway 203 ((through)) to Fall City; then southwest on Preston-Fall City Road to Preston and Interstate Highway 90; then east on Interstate Highway 90 to State Highway 18; then south on State Highway 18 to the Raging River; then southeast along the Raging River to the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed; then west, south and east on the Cedar River Watershed to the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed; then south on the Green River Watershed to USFS Road 7110 near Lynn Lake; then southwest on USFS Road 7110 to U.S. Highway 410; then west on U.S. Highway 410 to Enumclaw and State Highway 164; then west on State Highway 164 to Auburn and State Highway 18; then west on State Highway 18 to U.S. Highway 99; then north on U.S. Highway 99 to Buenna and Redondo Beach; then due west to Puget Sound; then ((north along Puget Sound)) west along East Passage and north along Colvos Passage (including Vashon and Maury Islands) to Puget Sound; then north to the mouth of the Snohomish River and the point of beginning. (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest map)))

GMU 460-SNOQUALMIE (King and Snohomish counties): Beginning at Monroe on State Highway 203 and U.S. Highway 2; then east on U.S. Highway 2 to Stevens Pass and the Pacific Crest Trail; then south on the Pacific Crest Trail to the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed; then west on the Cedar River Watershed to the Raging River; then north along the Raging River to State Highway 18; then north on State Highway 18 to Interstate Highway 90; then west on Interstate Highway 90 to the Preston-Fall City Road; then north on the Preston-Fall City Road to State Highway 203; then north on State Highway 203 to Monroe and the point of beginning. (((See Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest map)))

GMU 466-STAMPEDE (King County): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail (USFS Trail 2000) and the east boundary of the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed; then south on the Pacific Crest Trail past Blowout Mountain to Pyramid Peak, at Windy Gap; then northwest on USFS Roads 7036 and 7030 to USFS Trail 1172; then northwest on USFS Trail 1172 to the Champion Creek Road (USFS Road 7012); north on Champion Creek Road to the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed Boundary; then north on the Green River Watershed Boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail and the point of beginning. (((See White River Ranger District map and North Bend Ranger District map of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest)))

GMU 472-WHITE RIVER (King and Pierce counties): Beginning at the lookout at Grass Mountain mainline (USFS Road 7110) and the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed Boundary; then east on the Green River Watershed Boundary and USFS Trail 1172 to USFS Road 7032; then east along USFS Road 7032 to USFS Road 7030; then southeast along USFS Road 7030 and USFS Road 7036 to the Pacific Crest Trail north of Pyramid Peak; then south on the Pacific Crest Trail to the Mount Rainier National Park Boundary at Chinook Pass; then north and west on the park boundary to the Carbon River; then northwest along the Carbon River to Bonneville Power Transmission Line; then northeast along the transmission line to South Prairie Creek; then north along South Prairie Creek to intersection with Champion ownership line (Section 14, T19N, R6E); then east and north along Champion ownership line to the White River (along west line of Section 6, T19N, R7E); then southeast along the White River to the Bonneville Power Line on the north side of the river near Mud Mountain Dam Road; then northeast on the transmission lines to State Highway 410; then east on State Highway 410 to USFS Road 7110; then north on USFS Road 7110 to the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed and the point of beginning, except Private Lands Wildlife Management Area 401 (Champion). (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer, U.S. Forest Service White River-Norse Peak Wilderness map, and Champion Timberlands Visitors Recreation map)))

GMU 478-MASHEL (Pierce County): Beginning at the Bonneville Power Transmission Line at the Puyallup River bridge on the Orville Road East; then northeast on the Bonneville Power Transmission Line to the Carbon River; then southeast along the Carbon River to the west boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park; then south on the park boundary to the Nisqually River; then west on the Nisqually River (Pierce-Lewis and Pierce-Thurston county lines) to ((Weyerhaeuser 1000 (Main Line); then northeast on the Weyerhaeuser 1000 to Highway 161 (Eatonville-LaGrande Road);)) the mouth of the Mashel River; then up the Mashel River to the Highway 161 Bridge (Eatonville-LaGrande Road); then ((northeast)) north on Highway 161 through Eatonville to Orville Road East (Kapowsin-Eatonville Road); then north on the Orville Road East to the Puyallup River bridge and the point of beginning, except Private Lands Wildlife Management Area 401 (Champion). (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest map, and Champion Timberlands Visitors Recreation map)

GMU 480-SOUTH ISLANDS (Pierce County): All of Anderson, Ketron, McNeil, Gertrude, and Pitt Islands. "Special firearm restrictions for these islands." Hunting is closed on Gertrude, Pitt and McNeil Islands. (See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer)))

GMU 484-PUYALLUP (Pierce and King counties): Beginning at Redondo Junction on the shore of Puget Sound and Redondo Way South; then southeast on Redondo Way South to Pacific Highway South (Old Highway 99); then south on the Pacific Highway South to Auburn and State Highway 18; then east on State Highway 18 to State Highway 164; then southeast on State Highway 164 to Enumclaw and State Highway 410 (Chinook Pass Highway); then east on State Highway 410 to the second set of Bonneville Power Transmission Lines near the Mud Mountain Dam Road; then southwest on the transmission lines to the White River; then northwest along the White River to the Champion ownership line (along west line of Section 6, T19N, R7E); then west and south along the Champion ownership line to South Prairie Creek (Section 14, T19N, R6E); then south along South Prairie Creek to the intersection with the Bonneville Power Line; then southwest on this transmission line to Puyallup River and the Orville Road East; then south on the Orville Road East to State Highway 161; then ((south on the Weyerhaeuser 1000 line)) down the Mashel River to the Nisqually River (Pierce-Thurston County line); then northwest along the Nisqually River to Puget Sound; then north along ((the shore of Puget Sound)) Nisqually Reach, Drayton Passage, Pitt Passage, including Anderson Island, McNeil Island and Ketron Island to Redondo and the point of beginning, except Private Lands Wildlife Management Area 401 (Champion). (((See Washington Atlas & Gazetteer, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest map, and Champion Timberlands Visitors Recreation map)))

GMU 485-GREEN RIVER (King County): Beginning at the northwest corner of the Green River Watershed; then east on the boundary between the Green River Watershed and the Cedar River Watershed to the USFS Road 5060; then south on the USFS Road 5060 to the posted boundary of the Green River Watershed; then along the southern boundary of the Green River Watershed over Huckleberry Mountain and Grass Mountain and across the Green River to the northwest corner of the Green River Watershed and the point of beginning. (((See White River Ranger District map, and North Bend Ranger District map of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest)))

GMU 490-CEDAR RIVER (King County): Beginning at the Cedar River and the west boundary of the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed; then north and east on the watershed boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail; then south on the Pacific Crest Trail past Yakima Pass to the boundary of the Cedar River Watershed; then west and north on the Cedar River Watershed Boundary to the Cedar River and the point of beginning. (((See Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest map)))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-02204, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-03-026 (Order 94-137), 232-28-02204, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95; 94-11-034 (Order 642), 232-28-02204, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

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