- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Wildlife officials are worried possible development is contrary to the mission of a future overpass project that would allow wolverines to cross into habitat south of Interstate 90.

KING-TV reports (https://kng5.tv/1RSG2Uy) Washington State Parks is considering putting up to 100 cabins and retail space in the area east of Snoqualmie Pass. Officials have been looking at ways to boost revenue after recent years of departmental budget cuts.

Conservation Northwest executive director Mitch Friedman has worked on the $6.2 overpass project for years. The endeavor is in its final stages.

Friedman said it looks like the parks department is spread thin, and that this proposal for development has not been thoroughly thought through.

Washington State Parks is accepting public comment and officials have said they are open to new ideas.


Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/

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