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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

lm_silv_contract_1563_sps_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1563  (7.82 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1563 // - Conifer Release, Hand Cut

lm_silv_contract_1564_sps_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1564  (5.46 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1564 // - Conifer Release, Hand Cut

bc_tfw_crr_agenda_042115.pdf   T/F/W Cultural Resources Roundtable  (330.2 KB  PDF)
T/F/W Cultural Resources Roundtable April 21, 2015

fp_slfo_pnw630_basic_techniques.pdf   Basic Forest Inventory Techniques for Family Forest Owners  (2.73 MB  PDF)
Basic Forest Inventory Techniques for Family Forest Owners

bc_tfw_policy_monthly_workload_20150401.pdf   Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee – Monthly Workload  (320.2 KB  PDF)
Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee – Monthly Workload

lm_silv_contract_1565_se_fris.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1565  (9.42 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1565 - FRIS

em_bc_bnr_031015_minutes_approved.pdf   March 2015 Board of Natural Resources Meeting Minutes  (1.22 MB  PDF)
March 2015 Board of Natural Resources Meeting Minutes

em_tcf_yakima_basin_integrated_plan.pdf   Yakima Basin Integrated Plan for Teanaway Community Forest  (2.48 MB  PDF)
Yakima Basin Integrated Plan for Teanaway Community Forest

em_tcf_2ssb_5367_2013_yakima_river_basin_resource_management.pdf   Second Substitute Senate Bill 5367 for Yakima River Basin Resource Managment  (124.3 KB  PDF)
Second Substitute Senate Bill 5367 for Yakima River Basin Resource Managment

em_tcf_easement_signed_sept_30_2013.pdf   Teanaway Easement Signed September 30, 2013  (829.9 KB  PDF)
Teanaway Easement Signed September 30, 2013

obe_wa_timber_harvest_2012_numbers_new4.pdf   Timber Harvest Report for 2012  (362.1 KB  PDF)
Timber Harvest Report for 2012

bc_tfw_februarymeetingminutes_20150205.pdf   Feb Meeting Minutes   (373.9 KB  PDF)
Feb Meeting Minutes

bc_tfw_wacdefinitions_20150410.pdf   WAC definitions  (146.5 KB  PDF)
WAC definitions

bc_tfw_unstableslopestwigqs_20150410.pdf   Unstable Slopes TWIG – problem statement and critical questions  (350.8 KB  PDF)
Unstable Slopes TWIG – problem statement and critical questions

bc_tfw_ucutherbicide_20150410.pdf   UCUT herbicide Study  (105.4 KB  PDF)
UCUT herbicide Study

bc_tfw_proposedruletext_20150410.pdf   Proposed rule text   (564.2 KB  PDF)
Proposed rule text

bc_tfw_manualexcerpt_20140410.pdf   Board Manual Excerpts   (265.9 KB  PDF)
Board Manual Excerpts

bc_tfw_entzruletext_20150410.pdf   Ambiguous rule text   (518.8 KB  PDF)
Ambiguous rule text

bc_tfw_entzmillercovermemo_20150410.pdf   Cover memo for off channel habitat  (100.4 KB  PDF)
Cover memo for off channel habitat

bc_tfw_draftmarchsummary_20150410.pdf   March 13, 2015 Meeting Summary  (368.0 KB  PDF)
March 13, 2015 Meeting Summary

bc_tfw_aprilagenda_20100410.pdf   April Agenda   (147.1 KB  PDF)
April Agenda

bc_tfw_februaryminutes_20150205.pdf   February Minutes  (373.9 KB  PDF)
February Minutes

bc_tfw_januaryminutes_20150108.pdf   January Minutes  (336.8 KB  PDF)
January Minutes

em_bc_bnr_klickitat_tlt_transfer.pdf   Klickitat Canyon Trust Land Transfer Land Exchange  (598.4 KB  PDF)
Klickitat Canyon Trust Land Transfer Land Exchange

obe_march_2015_forecast.pdf   Economic & Revenue Forecast for Third Quarter Fiscal Year March 2015  (1.12 MB  PDF)
Economic & Revenue Forecast for Third Quarter Fiscal Year March 2015

lm_silv_contract_1551_pc_crgh.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1551  (2.67 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1551 // - Conifer Release, Ground Herbicide

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

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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

Tuesday Apr 28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Timber Sale Auction at South Puget Sound Region

Wednesday Apr 29, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Timber Sale Auction at Northwest Region

Wednesday Apr 29, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Timber Sale Auction at Olympic Region

Thursday Apr 30, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Timber Sale Auction for Pacific Cascade & Southeast Region

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

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