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May 2: Navy Environmental Assessment Meeting for Seal Training in Puget Sound


Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 5 to 8 p.m.  North Kitsap High School Commons  1780 NE Hostmark St.  Poulsbo, WA

The Navy proposes to conduct small-unit land and maritime training activities for naval special operations personnel.  The intent of the proposed training is to: 1) teach trainees the skills needed to avoid detection and 2) not leave any trace of their presence during or after training activities.  The Navy has conducted training in the Pacific Northwest for more than 70 years, including naval special operations training for the past 30 years.  Puget Sound, including Hood Canal, and the southwestern Washington coast, offer unique conditions which create opportunities for realistic and challenging special operations training in a safe, sheltered, cold water environment.

The Navy will be analyzing the potential environmental impacts of the proposed naval special operations training, and will prepare an Environmental Assessment.

Click here for a Fact Sheet about Naval Special Operations

The public can obtain information about the proposal and provide input at an open house from 5 to 8 PM. May 2 at the North Kitsap High School Commons, 1780 Hostmark St., Poulsbo. There will be no presentation or formal comment session. Navy representatives will be on hand to discuss the proposal. Written feedback can be submitted in person at the meeting or by email to until May 18.


Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest
Attention:  Project Manager, EV21.AW
1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203
Silverdale, WA 98315-1101