The Gold Bar Boulders lie mostly on timber land that was previously owned by a private logging company, Make Timber. The property has now been transferred to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), a Washington state agency whose mission is to generate funds for public education. This property is and will continue to be managed for timber revenue.
DNR has been directed by the governor to provide public access to lands under their control, and they are increasingly working with us to support climbing at gold bar. They left some shade trees around key boulders during a recent thinning effort, and they hosted volunteer work parties in 2015, 2016, and 2017.