MALAGA — A proposal to acquire over 4,000 acres of private land in the Stemilt Basin will be discussed at a meeting of the Stemilt Partnership Wednesday evening.
The Partnership includes several groups that came together years ago to ensure protection of water and wildlife resources in the Stemilt Basin.
The public is welcome to attend the meeting, at 6:30 p.m. at the Malaga Fire Hall.
The discussion will include the possibility of acquiring land owned by Longview Fiber, said Mike Kaputa, Chelan County’s natural resource director.
There is also consideration of planting additional cherry orchards on state Department of Natural Resources property, Kaputa said.
“It’s up to the DNR, it’s their land,” Kaputa said, adding that the idea is just a consideration at this point, and would need to go through a public process.