Washington State Parks has completed a land-use planning project for Mount Spokane State Park in Spokane County.
The planning project resulted in a new master facilities plan for the park addressing overall visitor experiences,
natural and cultural resources, use of the park's buildings, recreation trails, and other topics of interest to the
community and park visitors.
Where We are Today
On June 14, 2010 Washington State Parks issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) under the Washington State
Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the Mount Spokane State Park Master Facilities Plan. The DEIS was circulated for a 30
day public comment period. Following review of comments, a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was prepared and
released on August 4, 2010. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission adopted the Mount Spokane Master Facilities
Plan at their August 12, 2010 regular meeting. Please note that the Master Facilities Plan and its associated DEIS and FEIS
do NOT include operation or potential expansion of the Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park facility; that component of the
planning is currently in process. Please visit the Mount Spokane Potential Alpine Ski Expansion Area website at
The documents provided below in Stage 3 include the Mount Spokane State Park Master Facility Plan (dated August 12, 2010).
The Master Facilities Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) dated June 2010 and the Master Facilities Plan
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) dated August 4, 2010. Note the following acronyms apply in the file titles below:
"CTP" stands for Comprehensive Trail Plan
"CRMP" stands for Cultural Resources Management Plan
"DEIS" stands for Draft Environmental Impact Statement
"FEIS" stands for Final Environmental Impact Statement
"MFP" stands for Master Facilities Plan
"MSSP" stands for Mount Spokane State Park
Note the June 2010 DEIS has five appendices and that the documents that comprise these appendices have been provided in a manner
that permits a smaller file size for easier downloading.
Stage One – Identify issues and concerns
The purpose of this stage is to understand what is important to the park community, what to change or save in the state park. This helps get a sense of the range and type of issues that need to be considered through the planning process.
Stage Two – Exploring alternative approaches
During this stage, environmental surveys will be conducted and alternatives will be finalized, based
upon the findings of the surveys and public outreach comments.
Stage Three – Preparing preliminary recommendations
At stage 3, the alternatives will be analyzed in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which will
detail the alternatives and affects of those alternatives on the environment. The plan includes
recommendations for use and development of land, changes to property boundaries and ways to address
issues raised during the planning process.
Stage Four – Preparing final recommendations
At stage four, adjustments are made to recommendations, a final environmental impact statement is
issued and staff provides recommendations along with the environmental documents to the seven-member
Commission for a decision on the project. The public is encouraged to attend the Commission meeting
and provide testimony or to provide written comment.
We are very interested in your thoughts and comments about this planning process.
Please provide comments to:
Project lead: Randy Kline, Environmental Program Manager
Phone: (360) 902-8632
Fax: (360) 586-0207
Mail: P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650
Following are downloadable documents related to this project.