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About DNR

Forward-looking stewardship, protection, and leadership of state-owned lands, Trust lands, and natural resources are at the heart of DNR’s Mission. To manage this work effectively, we have 12 Divisions, each focused on a specific business area; 6 Regions with offices in communities around the state; many Boards & Councils that were created by law for specific purposes; and Tribal Relations for respectful government-to-government interactions on natural resources issues. Employment describes our current job recruitments for all of DNR locations, as well as volunteer opportunities.


At the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) our mission is:

In partnership with citizens and governments, the Washington State DNR provides innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life.

We manage 5.6 million acres of forest, range, agricultural, aquatic, and commercial lands for the people of Washington. These lands generate more than $200 million a year, much of it to support public schools, state institutions, and county services. We also manage these lands to provide fish and wildlife habitat, clean and abundant water, and public access for you.

It’s how we are caring for your natural resources… now and forever

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We're delighted you've decided to visit our website and hope you find many interesting things here about your natural resources.

On the following pages you will find more specific information about who we are and what we do for you. Read on and enjoy!


Peter Goldmark, Commisioner of Public Lands

  Peter Goldmark  
  Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

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