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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

bc_tfw_forestwetland_literaturesyn_20140108.pdf   Effects of Forest Roads and Tree Removal  (1.69 MB  PDF)
Effects of Forest Roads and Tree Removal

bc_tfw_january_agenda_20150108.pdf   01-08-2015 Agenda   (191.2 KB  PDF)
01-08-2015 Agenda

bc_sfloac_agenda_20150326.pdf   Agenda 03/26/2015  (82.5 KB  PDF)
Agenda 03/26/2015

bc_sflac_finalnotes_20141216.pdf   Notes 12-16-2014  (222.9 KB  PDF)
Notes 12-16-2014

bc_sfloac_agenda_20141216.pdf   Agenda 12/16/14   (82.7 KB  PDF)
Agenda 12/16/14

bc_sflac_finalnotes_20141029.pdf   Final Notes 10-29-2014  (409.3 KB  PDF)
Final Notes 10-29-2014

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

bc_tfw_wetland_strategy_20140108.pdf   Wetland Research and Monitoring Strategy  (1.03 MB  PDF)
Wetland Research and Monitoring Strategy

bc_tfw_sr530_report_execsum_20140108.pdf   SR 530 Landslide Commission Final Report  (3.24 MB  PDF)
SR 530 Landslide Commission Final Report

bc_tfw_policy_workload_20140108.pdf   2014 Policy Workload   (321.0 KB  PDF)
2014 Policy Workload

bc_tfw_findingsreport_wetsag_20140108.pdf   Findings Report for Literature Synthesis  (195.4 KB  PDF)
Findings Report for Literature Synthesis

bc_tfw_cmeraccomlish_20140108.pdf   2014 CMER Accomplishments  (303.2 KB  PDF)
2014 CMER Accomplishments

bc_tfw_2014_accomplish_20140108.pdf   Summary of 2014 Accomplishments From TFW Policy Committee Co-Chairs   (220.4 KB  PDF)
Summary of 2014 Accomplishments From TFW Policy Committee Co-Chairs

bc_ffp_meetingmaterials_20140306_3.pdf   UMPPF to CH Survey_WFPA Rep 010614  (1.09 MB  PDF)
UMPPF to CH Survey_WFPA Rep 010614

bc_tfw_workload_20150313.pdf   Monthly Workload  (320.6 KB  PDF)
Monthly Workload

bc_tfw_rsac_moskal_20150213.pdf   Conditions Assessment  (327.7 KB  PDF)
Feasibility of applying remote sensing to a riparian stand conditions assessment

bc_tfw_marchagenda_20150313.pdf   Agenda v. 3-3-15  (40.1 KB  PDF)
Agenda v. 3-3-15

bc_tfw_feb_sum_20130313.pdf   February 5, 2015 Meeting Summary  (147.2 KB  PDF)
February 5, 2015 Meeting Summary

bc_tfw_cmerpropsal_20150313.pdf   CMER Proposal   (429.4 KB  PDF)
CMER Proposal

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_ffp_shade_findings_report_13mar2014.pdf   Findings Report for Bull Trout Overlay  (31.4 KB  PDF)
Findings Report for Bull Trout Overlay

bc_ffp_shadetemp_study_022814.pdf   Washington State Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program  (2.44 MB  PDF)
Effectiveness of riparian management zone prescriptions in protection and maintaining shade and water temperature in forested streams of Eastern Washington

bc_tfw_crc_finalnotes_20140715.pdf   7-15-2014 Meeting Notes  (155.9 KB  PDF)
7-15-2014 Final Meeting Notes.

lm_silv_contract_1560_ne_pct.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1560  (10.34 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1560 / Pre-Commercial Thinning

lm_silv_contract_1559_ne_pct.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1559  (3.10 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1559 / Pre-Commercial Thinning

lm_silv_contract_1562_pc_pct.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1562  (2.54 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1562 - Pre-Commercial Thinning

bc_tfw_electrofishingagenda_20150130.pdf   Agenda 1-30-15  (39.2 KB  PDF)
Agenda 1-30-15

bc_tfw_efishingwdfw_20150130.pdf   Science Collector's Permit   (912.0 KB  PDF)
Science Collector's Permit

bc_tfw_efishingLandowners_20150130.pdf   Electro-Fishing Workshop   (5.40 MB  PDF)
Electro-Fishing Workshop

bc_tfw_efishingfederalscp_20150130.pdf   Recover Permits Sec 10 (A)(1)(a)   (1.69 MB  PDF)
Recover Permits Sec 10 (A)(1)(a)

bc_tfw_efishingfederalesa_20150130.pdf   ESA: 40 Years of Conserving Endangered Species   (203.1 KB  PDF)
ESA: 40 Years of Conserving Endangered Species

bc_tfw_efishingfederalhcp_20150130.pdf   TFW Policy Committee's Electrofishing Workshop  (2.55 MB  PDF)
TFW Policy Committee's Electrofishing Workshop

bc_tfw_sr530landslidecomm_20141204.pdf   SR 530 Landslide Commission Draft Report  (7.64 MB  PDF)
SR 530 Landslide Commission Draft Report

bc_tfw_policyquestionsrmz_20141204.pdf   CMER/Policy Interaction Framework Six Questions  (177.9 KB  PDF)
CMER/Policy Interaction Framework Six Questions

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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

 News

 Meetings & Events

Tuesday Apr 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board of Natural Resources Meeting

Wednesday Apr 8, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April Forest Health Training in Glenwood

Wednesday Apr 8, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Public Hearing for Proposed Spud Mountain Inter-Trust Exchange 86-091847

Friday Apr 10, 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Timber/Fish/Wildlife Policy Committee Meeting

Tuesday May 5, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board of Natural Resources Meeting

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