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News clippings for Norman Knott, Washington State Game Department

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Date: 1939 to 1969
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▼ 1944 June 29 "Will Increase Upland Birds", The Daily Chronicle, Centralia, Washington, Page 2; Newspapers.com Seattle - Twenty-five plots, bird concentration areas . . . to help in turning out more upland birds for hunters, have already been set up and others will be added as rapidly as possible. . . . they vary from one to 10 acres in size [and] will furnish permanent water supply, brush type-coverage, natural foods, nesting areas and protection from other factors which now take a heavy toll of bird life. . . . Field surveys have shown a 10-acre plot should produce 80 to 100 birds a year, Norman P. Knott, [state game department] biologist in charge of the program, said.

▼1947 June 26 "More Fishing Ground Sought by Game Dept.", The Grand Coulee Star, Grand Coulee, Washington, p. 2 Development of the program to obtain additional public fishing grounds for sportsmen of the states one of the big jobs now being pressed by the Washington state Game Department, Director Don W. Clarke declared this week. . . . Oliver Edwards, former Forest Service biologist, has been selected by the game apartment to work under Norman Knott, Supervisor of its Lands Division, in acquiring access rights and fishing grounds. . . . It is the aim of the department to obtain free access rights wherever possible and to develop public fishing grounds by building picnic areas and providing sanitary and boat launching facilities. . . . A cooperative agreement has been reached with the Everett chapter of the Snohomish county Sportsmen under which the department will furnish the materials needed for the development of the land on Conner lake. The sportsmen will do the actual construction work, including the building of the road to the lake, location of a parking area and installation of sanitary facilities and a garbage disposal pit. The game department also is vitally interested in obtaining public hunting areas and more bird habitat areas and will continue its work along this line.

July 3 "Basin Game Program Delayed By Funds", The Grand Coulee Star, Grand Coulee, Washington, p. 2 Curtailment in federal allocations for development of the columbia Basin project in Central Washington will delay the Washington state game apartment's ambition [sic] program to develop the hunting and fishing resources of the area, Norman Knott, land division supervisor for the game department, declares. Under Knott's direction, an extensive survey of the basin area's fish and game potentialities was made last year. State game commissioners and Director Don W. Clark then mapped a plan to provide for a large number of pheasant habitat areas and to plant large numbers of fish in the various bodies of water to be included in the basin project. With delays due in the federal program, the game department will have to proceed more slowly in its basin activities, Knott asserts.

December 4 "Approval Given", The Star, Grand Coulee, Washington, Sec 2, p. 9 The extensive plans of the Washington state game department for developing the Richland area for upland bird have received the approval of the atomic energy commission, it was announced recently by James A. Loudon, chairman of the game commission. . . . The game department, it is explained by Norman Knott, lands management supervisor, is desirous of providing numerous bird habitat areas in which pheasants will be protected and provided with water and a native food supply. These habitat areas will serve as natural hatcheries and add greatly to the wild bird supply, he declares.

▼ 1948 May 6 "State Lists Plans for Leidl Land", The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, Washington, p. 1 Game Department Views Acquisition of Area Along Big Klickitat As Asset To The Fishermen Of Central Washington The Washington State Game Department's program of purchase and development of 1,773 acres on the Big Klickitat river northwest of Goldendale is set out in the latest game bulletin in an announcement by Norman P. Knott, chief of the division of land management for the department. Knott views the state department's program of acquisition and development of the land, known as the Charles Leidl ranch property, as one "which should be of outstanding interest to sportsmen." . . . . The land which is being purchased lies along the river each direction from the bridge crossing on the Goldendale-Glenwood road, and has long been a favourite spot for those who sought the thrills of trout and steelhead fishing in the glacial stream. . . . "No work on developing campsites can be done until 1949 due to the shortage of money for this purpose, "Knott said. "The department, however, will build two, and perhaps three, campgrounds. There will be outdoor fireplaces, sanitary facilities, tables, drinking water, and tenting grounds." The state views the property as valuable game range, since the land winters a good herd of deer.

▼ 1951 November 9 "Planting Stock Is Available To Landholders", The Othello Oultlook, Othello, Washington, p. 6 Norman Knott, chief of the game department's lands management division, announced recently that free multiflora rose planting stock is once again being made available to landholders of the state. . . . Knott noted that in addition to being of great value in upland bird propagation, multiflora rose planted as a living fence provides protection against driving snow and wind erosion. . . .

▼1952 April 7 "On The Inside", by Don Becker, Tri-City Herald, Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, Wash., p. 6

Fortunately for Tri-City sportsmen the State Game Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies concerned, have given a lot of thought to the McNary Dam impoundment. . . . The development of the 9,000 acres for public fishing and hunting will mean two important things. To the hunter it will bring lands and waters from which he can go after ducks . . . . To the angler it will bring some trout waters, and much in the way of bass fishing. . . . Of course none of the things will come into being overnight. But it will come. In talking to Norman Knott, division chief of Land Management for the Game Department the other day, one couldn't help but be impressed. Not only was it obvious that Knott was throughly familiar with the job to be done, but also that he had made an intensive study of the the various possibilities. That's A Lot of Ducks Knott's prediction that the recreational area could possibly produce 100,000 ducks gives you an idea of some of the plans. And when you realize the development we are speaking of takes in only part of the McNary Lake you can see that much more is possible.

December 7 "Commissioners Consider Garbage Disposal Problem",The Issaquah Press, Isasaquah, Washington, p. 1 A public hearing on the present methods of garbage disposal in rural areas was heard by the County commissioners at the Dec. 8 meeting. A delegation from the North district contended that the incineration method should be substituted for the present one of garbage dumps. . . . The delegation headed by Norman Knott, an employee of the State Game Department contended that the dump method is unsatisfactory, unsanitary and outdated. The board directed the Chief Sanitarian to prepare one year contracts on two north end dumps [instead of five year contracts]. The Health Department was instructed to furnish a report as soon as possible on the feasibility of the incineration method.

▼ 1957 July 25 "Should Keep Areas Clean", The Star, Grand Coulee, Washington,, p. 6 Sportsmen are requested to help keep state game department pubic areas free of trash and debris, Norman P. Knott, chief of the land management division, said: "These access areas were acquired and developed to provide the general public entry to the fishing and hunting areas of this state. Many of these areas have been donated by private citizens and when people litter the grounds with garbage, broken bottles and empty cans it makes it extremely difficult for the department to acquire additional sites for public use." Deparment of game personnel do much to develop these lands and keep the areas clean. However, the public must [lost in fold] part . . . .

▼ 1959 August 18 "Hunter Limit Plan Suggested", Port Angeles Evening News, Port Angeles, Washington, Page 9, Newspapers.com Olympia - Washington's Game Commission has authorized a one-year experimental controlled shooting project to limit the number of waterfowl hunters on a choice range. . . . Norman Knott, supervisor of the Game Department's lands division, said the trial was to determine feasibility of controlled hunting on public shooting areas, as conducted in some other states. . . .

▼ 1960 February 3 "Game Dept. tells of progress in opening streams to fishermen", by Lyle Burt, Port Angeles Evening News, Port Angeles, Washington, Page 4, Newspapers.com Olympia - Thanks to a three-way cooperation program, more than 200 miles of stream banks have been opened to Washington anglers in the past few years. The cooperation has been between farmers, who provided land for stream access, the state game department which supervised preparation of the access areas, and sportsman groups who have done much of the actual labor. . . . In recent years more and more farmland along popular steelhead streams has been posted with "no trespassing" signs. "Our primary problem is to get people on the streams," said Norman Knott, chief of the game department's land management division. . . . . To enlist cooperation and overcome animosity toward fisherman, Knott's division developed a psychological approach. When an access problem exists, game department men approach the farmer involved. They point out the difficulty of enforcing "no trespassing" bans and the unfavourable public opinion toward landowners who post their property. Then they attempt to persuade the farmer to turn over to the state a small strip of land that would provide access to the riverbank as a public service. If the landowner agrees, sportsman groups are asked to provide work parties to swamp out brush, fence the strip and generally put it in shape for fishermen's' use. Materials and supervision are provided by the game department. Bringing the sportsmen work parties into the picture is designed to show farmers that not all anglers tear down fences and leave gates open--that a large majority of them are responsible citizens who are willing to do their share in a cooperative effort. . . .

▼ 1962 Jule 13 "Game commission opens meet; discusses range", Port Angeles Evening News, Port Angeles, Washington, Page 1, Newspapers.com The State Game Commission is meeting here for the first time in many years. The first big problem discussed this morning at the meeting . . . was the possible acquisition of land for big game range in winter and summer. Norman Knott of the state game department advised the Commission on the advantages of four main areas under present consideration. . . . Director of Game John A Biggs defended the recommendation . . . by saying the proposed areas are part of the big game management program. "We have an obligation to the license buying public to acquire good game land. This need is overdue, especially for elk and deer in the areas discussed." . . . .

▼ 1967 March 7 "Spotlight on Sports", by Scooter Chapman, Port Angeles Evening News, Port Angeles, Washington, Page 9, Newspapers.com Tuesday Tidbits The OOSA will meet at 8 o'clock. Guest speaker will be Norman P. Knott, chief of the land management division of the Washington State Game Department. Land management is a subject of such importance to all sportsmen that we need to learn more about its application and impact--whether it be land acquisition for saltwater or stream bank access, holding areas for migratory waterfowl or for upland or big game usages. . . .

▼ 1969 July 6 "Back To Work", Port Angeles Evening News, Port Angeles, Washington, Page 18, Newspapers.com Olympia -- Norman Knott, who recently retired as land management chief for the State Game Department, will be going back to work in September -- in Micronesia. Knott, who joined the Game Department in 1939, will be on staff of the high commissioner of the trust territory of the Pacific island[s], based in Saipan. His work will be concerned with land and resource management and development.

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