Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Attention

Ueland Tree Farm is excited to open up a portion of the tree farm to the public to salvage native plants on the weekend of 
​March 4th and 5th. Plants available for salvage include Douglas Fir, Western White Pine, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Rhododendron, Salal, Huckleberry, Oregon Grape, and Sword Fern.

Ueland Tree Farm will be open
​March 4th and 5th 9:00am to 3:00pm.  The tree farm is located just northwest of Kitsap Lake (City of Bremerton) at the end of Lebers Lane. A map can be found on our web site "uelandtreefarm.com" . 
 
 If you have any questions, please contact Mark Mauren at  (253) 307-5900.

Mark and Craig

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Attention Hikers and dog walkers


If you are hiking the tree farm for the first time or interested in other hiking opportunities in Kitsap County,  I would highly recommend Craig Romano's new hiking book “Urban Trails Kitsap” Below is a link to where you can purchase the book…..we are hike # 19.

36 destinations for hiking, walking, and running on the Kitsap Peninsula, Key Peninsula, and Bainbridge Island.


https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Trails-Bainbridge-Peninsula-Silverdale/dp/1680510223?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hi Folks,
Ueland Tree Farm is excited to open up a portion of the tree farm to the public to salvage native plants on the weekend of  February 27th and  28th. Plants available for salvage include Douglas Fir, Western White Pine, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Rhododendron, Salal, Huckleberry, Oregon Grape, and Sword Fern.

Ueland Tree Farm will be open February 27th and 28th from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Last year over 130 vehicles took advantage of the free plants. The tree farm is located just northwest of Kitsap Lake (City of Bremerton) at the end of Lebers Lane. A map can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Mauren at  (253) 307-5900.

Mark and Craig

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Kitsap Waterfall Survey at Ueland Tree Farm

Micah Kipple has spent the last couple of years surveying all the waterfalls in Kitsap County.  Recently Micah presented Ueland Tree Farm with a report that describes the waterfalls that he inventoried on the property.  You can find more information on his blog at:
http://www.godsfireworks.blogspot.com/p/kitsap-county-waterfall-survey.html
Below is a beautiful photo that Micah took at "Elegance Falls" on Dickerson Creek:

UTF applauds Micah's efforts in capturing these important geologic features!

Thursday, September 24, 2015




Update
Leber Lane Trailhead

Our original plan was to construct the Leber Lane trailhead last spring but we did not receive our building permit until September 14. With winter approaching we decided it is more sensible to build the trailhead next May.

Start looking for more information on the project and how you can help next April.



Hearing Examiner Approves the South Access Route

We are pleased to announce that on September 21, 2015 the Kitsap County Hearing examiner approved our request to haul aggregate via Werner Road instead of Northlake Way. The ruling also provides us with the ability to move the processing facility to another location along the South access route. These were the two major issues raised by the public during the original CUP process.

We see this as a long term win/win for the community and Ueland Tree Farm.
This link will take you to the Hearing Examiners decision 

Monday, August 10, 2015



South Access Route
With your support it will happen
August 10, 2015

In 2011 when the Ueland Tree Farm (UTF) Mineral Resource Conditional Use Permit (CUP) was approved, we heard from numerous members of the local community that they would prefer that gravel truck traffic go out via Werner Road. Some people also were concerned that the proposed processing facilities were not far away from the Lebers Lane entrance to the tree farm. 

Partly in response to those comments, we spent a considerable amount of time and resources investigating the practicality of creating a south access route to our tree farm. The steep hillside, along with the Navy’s requirement to have a long visibility corridor in both directions when crossing the railroad tracks, made this a particularly challenging issue, one which had not been adequately addressed in past studies (dating back more than two decades). Once we found a route that met environmental and Navy requirements, we also needed to consider the feasibility of acquiring legal access across parcels owned by six different parties, including the Navy, the City of Bremerton, an existing quarry, and an industrial site. After nearly three years of effort and investment, we made sufficient progress by August 2014 to propose a CUP Modification to Kitsap County.
The CUP Modification proposes to:

· Remove Gravel “B” from the project. Gravel “B” will not be developed as we donated a conservation easement to The Mountaineers’ Foundation. UTF is requesting that parcels subject to the conservation easement, and other parcels not directly related to the project, be removed from the proposal.
·  Allow us to shift transport of rock and aggregate from Lebers Lane/Northlake Way to Werner Road. UTF anticipates maintaining the Lebers Lane access route for employees, service and maintenance vehicles, as well as our ongoing timber operations. UTF requests that if the mineral access route changes to Werner Road the conditions in the CUP that apply to Lebers Lane/Northlake Way related to using it for the mineral access route also be removed from the CUP.
·  Allow us to move the aggregate processing facilities off-site. UTF requests that if the facilities are moved off-site (for example, to the existing Kitsap Quarry) the conditions in the CUP that apply to the processing facilities at Gravel “A” also be removed from the CUP.

On August 27th at 10:00am, we will present our proposed modification to the approved Ueland Tree Farm Mineral Resource Development CUP to the Hearing Examiner. We hope to receive community support as it is directly responsive to requests from the community. If you agree these changes are positive developments, we would greatly appreciate your attendance (and participation) at this hearing. This hearing is not about the mining project itself (that already has been approved), rather if UTF should be allowed to shift the mineral access route and location of the processing facility. 

 As always, if you have any questions please call Mark Mauren at (253) 307-5900 or read the material in the “CUP Modification” folder on the front page of our website.