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Cooking salmon for the Natural Resources Tribal Summit, Sept. 13-14, 2010   Dancers from the Nisqually Tribe at the Natural Resources Tribal Summit, Sept. 13-14, 2010   Dancers from the Nisqually Tribe at the Natural Resources Tribal Summit, Sept. 13-14, 2010   Banners displayed at the Natural Resources Tribal Summit, Sept. 13-14, 2010 

DNR, Tribes share concerns at 2014 Natural Resources Tribal Summit
Leaders from 25 Washington tribes met with Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark to discuss common concerns and initiatives at the Department of Natural Resources’ 2014 Tribal Summit held at the Swinomish Indian Community’s Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Anacortes in November 2014. Discussion centered around concerns over impacts from transporting non-refined fossil fuels across Washington, and tribes requested increased consultation on forest management, improving fish habitat and ensuring tribal access to state-owned lands. 


Collaborative Relationships with Washington Tribes helps ensure good Communication

DNR works toward collaborative relationships and good communication with Tribes in all its programs, at all levels across the agency. The department recognizes the Tribes' separate rights and authorities and maintains government-to-government relations with the 29 recognized Indian Tribes residing in the state of Washington as well as other interested Indian Tribes outside of the state of Washington. 

 
The Centennial Accord was established in 1989 through the governor and the signatory tribes. In addition, the Commissioner of Public Lands also recognizes the department's relationship with Washington's sovereign tribes with an official Commissioner's Order on Tribal Relations. The Commissioner's Order serves as the department's overall tribal relations policy and commits the department to conduct relations with the tribes as one government to another. Building on the foundation that the Centennial Accord provided, the Governor and tribes met in 1999 to again express their desire to build stronger working relationships by adopting the Millennium Agreement. These various documents provide the context for DNR's tribal relations program.

DNR’s Tribal Relations Manager coordinates these efforts for the agency. 
 


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 Publications

em_tribal_fossilfuel_2014.pdf   Fossil Fuel Transportation in the Ceded Lands of the Yakama Nation  (5.98 MB  PDF)
Fossil Fuel Transportation in the Ceded Lands of the Yakama Nation - from the 2014 Tribal Summit

em_tribal_fishpass_rpt_2014.pdf   Fish Passage Report  (1.18 MB  PDF)
Fish Passage Report - from the 2014 Tribal Summit

em_tribal_aquaticlands_2014.pdf   Managing State-Owned Aquatic Lands  (1.63 MB  PDF)
Managing State-Owned Aquatic Lands - form the 2014 Tribal Summit

em_tribal_onepagers_2014.pdf   Tribal Summit 2014 one sheet handouts  (155.1 KB  PDF)
Tribal Summit 2014 one sheet handouts

em_tribal_executive_summary2014.pdf   Tribal Summit 2014 executive summary  (338.2 KB  PDF)
Tribal Summit 2014 executive summary

bc_fpb_meeting_audio3_20150210.WMA   2-10-2015 Meeting Audio File #3  (24.81 MB  WMA)
2-10-2015 Meeting Audio File #3

bc_fpb_meeting_audio1_20150210.WMA   2-10-2015 Meeting Audio File #1  (13.69 MB  WMA)
2-10-2015 Meeting Audio File #1

bc_fpb_costbenefit_analysis_unslopes2_2015.pdf   COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS  (112.0 KB  PDF)
COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

bc_fpb_concise_explanatory_unslopes_2015.pdf   Unstable Slopes Information in Forest Practices Applications  (72.0 KB  PDF)
CONCISE EXPLANATORY STATEMENT AND RESPONSIVENESS SUMMARY FOR THE ADOPTION OF Amendments to chapters 222-10 and 222-20 WAC Rules Related to Unstable Slopes Information in Forest Practices Applications

lm_silv_contract_1558_sps_crgh.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1558  (1.33 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1558 - Conifer Release, Ground Herbicide

bc_tfw_janmeetingnotes.docx   January 8, 2015 Meeting Summary  (52.7 KB  DOCX)
January 8, 2015 Meeting Summary

bc_tfw_enrep_20150205.pptx   Eastside Effectiveness Scoping  (7.39 MB  PPTX)
Eastside Type N Riparian Effectiveness Project

bc_tfw_2014cmeraccomplish_20150205.pdf   2014 CMER Accomplishments  (303.2 KB  PDF)
2014 CMER Accomplishments

bc_tfw_2014activities_20150205.pdf   Summary of 2014 Activities  (220.4 KB  PDF)
Summary of 2014 Activities From TFW Policy Committee Co-Chairs

bc_tfw_febagenda.doc   TFW February Agenda  (70.0 KB  DOC)
TFW February Agenda

fp_waterflow_memo_20150213.pdf   2015 Fish Survey Season-Water Level and Streamflow Forecast  (387.8 KB  PDF)
2015 Fish Survey Season-Water Level and Streamflow Forecast

lm_silv_contract_1541_nw_pct.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1541  (3.91 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1541 - Pre-Commercial Thinning

obe_2014_sawmill_questionnaire_publisher3.pdf   2014 Sawmill Questionnaire  (375.7 KB  PDF)
2014 Sawmill Questionnaire

bc_fp_meetingminutes_20141112.pdf   Meeting Minutes 11-12-14  (63.5 KB  PDF)
Meeting Minutes 11-12-14

bc_tfw_decminutesapproved_20141204.PDF   Meeting Minutes 12-04-2014  (347.2 KB  PDF)
Meeting Minutes 12-04-2014

bc_cmer_ science_conference_program_20150211.pdf   2015 Science Conference Program   (540.1 KB  PDF)
2015 Science Conference Program

bc_cmer_scienceof_agenda_20150211.pdf   2015 Science Conference Overview  (44.8 KB  PDF)
2015 Science Conference Overview

bc_tfw_rmzbirdstudy_20141103.pptx   Multi-scale responses of Oregon slender and Ensatina salamanders to forest management  (6.33 MB  PPTX)
Multi-scale responses of Oregon slender and Ensatina salamanders to forest management

fp_rules_agenda_jan-june2015.pdf   Forest Practices Rule Development Agenda January-June 2015  (133.2 KB  PDF)
Semi-Annual Rule Making Agenda for Publication in the Washington state register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314 January-June 2015

bc_fp_mtg_materials_20150210.pdf   Meeting Materials 02-10-2015  (4.10 MB  PDF)
Meeting Materials 02-10-2015

bc_fp_agenda_20150210pdf.pdf   Agenda 02-10-2015  (27.8 KB  PDF)
Agenda 02-10-2015

amp_rec_final_naneum_ridge_to_columbia_river_rec_plan.pdf   Naneum Ridge to Columbia River Recreation and Access Plan  (27.98 MB  PDF)
Naneum Ridge to Columbia River Recreation and Access Plan

amp_rec_naneum summary.pdf   Naneum Plan Summary  (11.02 MB  PDF)
Naneum Plan Summary

fp_tfw_policy_response2motions_20141002.pdf   Response to Motions on Unstable Slopes  (232.4 KB  PDF)
Response to Motions on Unstable Slopes

fp_ffp_meetingsummary_20141002.pdf   Meeting Summary   (108.2 KB  PDF)
Meeting Summary

lm_silv_contract_1557_ne_plant.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1557  (9.38 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1557 - Tree Planting

lm_silv_contract_1549_ne_plant.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1549  (3.60 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1549 - Tree Planting

lm_silv_contract_1548_ne_plant.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1548  (6.86 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1548 - Tree Planting

lm_silv_contract_1547_ne_plant.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1547  (15.82 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1547 - Tree Planting

lm_silv_contract_1546_ne_plant.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1546  (2.23 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1546 - Tree Planting

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 Contacts

Joenne McGerr
Tribal Relations Manager
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1012
Fax 360-902-1775
joenne.mcgerr@dnr.wa.gov

Shelby Hultman
Office Manager
360-902-1287
shelby.hultman@dnr.wa.gov

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 Meetings & Events

Wednesday Mar 4, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Public Auction for Three Grazing Leases

Thursday Mar 5, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1546

Thursday Mar 5, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1547

Thursday Mar 5, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1548

Thursday Mar 5, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1549

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