225 S Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114-9369
The Northeast Region includes Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, and Spokane counties, as well as the northern half of Lincoln County. Our mountainous region is one of vast distances and includes forests, shrub steppe, agriculture, and grazing lands. We manage about 567,000 acres of mostly forested and grazing lands and administer 27 recreational sites. We also are stewards of 29,000 acres of conservation lands, including Loomis Conservation Area − the largest of DNR's Natural Areas.
Our region regulates forest practices on 2.5 million acres of state and private forestland. We also are responsible for wildfire suppression on state and private forestland − each year from 1997 to 2004, our region saw an average of 353 wildland fires, and 6,463 acres of wildlands consumed by fire.
919 N Township Street
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-9384
The Northwest Region area stretches from the northern suburbs of Seattle to the Canadian border and includes Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties. This region of mountains, valleys, islands, and Puget Sound shorelines features Blanchard Mountain, Lake Whatcom, Walker Valley, Cypress Island, and the Sultan Basin. We manage 387,000 acres of state trust lands for forestry, farming, and commercial uses. We also are stewards of more than 35,000 acres of natural areas that protect high-quality wildlife and plant habitat and provide low-impact public use.
We regulate forest practices and provide fire protection to 1 million acres of state and private forestland. We also administer 28 recreational sites and 118 miles of trails for hiking, horseback and ORV use.
411 Tillicum Lane
Forks, WA 98331-9271
From stunning Pacific Ocean beaches to rain forest valleys, our Olympic Region includes the counties of Clallam, Jefferson, and the northwest portion of Grays Harbor. In a moderate marine climate, we are stewards to 371,000 acres of state forest, agriculture, urban, and conservation lands.
Exclusive to this region is the Olympic Experimental State Forest where we explore methods to integrate wildlife habitat needs with sustainable practices of timber harvests. Our personnel are key to DNR’s wildfire fighting across the state. In Jefferson and Clallam Counties a major recreational facility is in the development stages. Called the Olympic Discovery Trail, this non-motorized, multi-user trail will extend 100 miles from Port Townsend to LaPush.
601 Bond Road
PO Box 280
Castle Rock, WA 98611-0280
Stretching from the mighty Pacific to the Cascade Mountains, our Pacific Cascade Region includes the widely diverse counties of Thurston, Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark and Skamania, along with southeast Grays Harbor. Unique to the region are the scenic Columbia River Gorge, infamous Mt. St. Helens volcano, numerous DNR natural preserves and natural resource conservation areas, Capitol and Yacolt Burn state forests, Toutle Ridge, and 33 recreation sites.
We are stewards of 480,000 acres of state forest, agriculture, urban and conservation lands. Our sustainably-managed state trust lands generate income for public schools, universities and other trust beneficiaries. We regulate forest practices and lead wildfire protection on 3.5 million acres of state and private forest land.
|South Puget Sound|
950 Farman Avenue N
Enumclaw, WA 98022-9282
The South Puget Sound Region covers King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Mason counties, and part of Snohomish and Lewis counties. Sitting between the central Cascades and the Olympic Mountains, our region is divided in half by Puget Sound, Hood Canal and Lake Washington, and is the only one in the state where much of the landscape is rural-urban interface.
We manage 204,000 acres of state forest, agriculture, urban, and conservation lands, and regulate forest practices and lead wildfire protection on 3.1 million acres of state and private forestland. We protect 17,103 acres of Conservation Lands, and manage 30 recreational sites. Major land blocks in our region include Tahoma, Elbe Hills, and Tiger Mountain state forests.
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926-9301
The Southeast Region is expansive, covering central and southeastern Washington from mixed pine and conifer forest foothills of the Cascade Range east to arid shrub steppe and vast agricultural lands. We implement DNR’s land management activities, stewardship, and regulatory programs in Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima Counties.
We manage 880,000 acres of state trust lands in forest, agriculture, or commercial uses; and 12,900 acres for conservation. Of all the state trusts’ agricultural lands, 85 percent—620,000 acres—are in our region. They are leased for orchards, vineyards, grazing, range lands, irrigated and dry land crops. We regulate forest practices, lead fire fighting on 2 million acres of state and private forestland, and we are home to DNR’s wildfire fighting helicopters, seasonally stationed in Ellensburg.