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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_1550_nw_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1550  (3.56 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1550 - Conifer Release Hand Cutting

lm_silv_contract_1572_sps_spgh.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1572  (19.95 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1572 - Site Preparation Ground Herbicide

bc_tfw_crr_agenda_20150519.pdf   TFW Cultural Resources Roundtable Agenda for May 19, 2015 Meeting  (104.3 KB  PDF)
TFW Cultural Resources Roundtable Agenda for May 19, 2015 Meeting

bc_tfw_marchmeeting_20150313.pdf   Meeting Minutes 03-13-2015  (337.8 KB  PDF)
Meeting Minutes 03-13-2015

bc_tfw_aprilmeeting_20150410.pdf   Meeting Minutes 04-10-2015  (400.2 KB  PDF)
Meeting Minutes 04-10-2015

bc_fpb_meeting_minutes_20150210.pdf   Meeting Minutes 02-10-2015  (110.9 KB  PDF)
Meeting Minutes 02-10-2015

bc_fpb_meeting-audio4_20150512.WMA   Meeting Audio #4 05-12-2015  (9.48 MB  WMA)
Meeting Audio #4 05-12-2015

bc_fpb_meeting-audio3_20150512.WMA   Meeting Audio #3 05-12-2015  (28.89 MB  WMA)
Meeting Audio #3 05-12-2015

bc_fpb_meeting-audio2_20150512.WMA   Meeting Audio #2 05-12-2015  (20.06 MB  WMA)
Meeting Audio #2 05-12-2015

bc_fpb_meeting-audio1_20150512.WMA   Meeting Audio 1 05-12-2015  (17.17 MB  WMA)
Meeting Audio 1 05-12-2015

bc_tfw_febmeetingminute_20150205.pdf   Meeting Minutes 02-05-2015  (341.4 KB  PDF)
Meeting Minutes 02-05-2015

amp_exc_pasco_hearing_written_comment.doc   Proposed Pasco Inter-Trust Exchange Written Comments  (495.0 KB  DOC)
Proposed Pasco Inter-Trust Exchange Written Comments.

lm_silv_contract_1575_ne_crgh.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1575  (9.35 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1575 - Conifer Release, Ground Herbicide

lm_silv_contract_1574_ne_crgh.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1574  (2.45 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1574 - Conifer Release, Ground Herbicide

lm_silv_contract_1573_ne_crgh.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1573  (1.66 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1573 - Conifer Release, Ground Herbicide

lm_silv_contract_1571_sps_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1571  (9.85 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1571 - Conifer Release, Hand Cutting

lm_silv_contract_1570_sps_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1570  (4.91 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1570 - Conifer Release, Hand Cutting

lm_silv_contract_1569_sps_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1569  (5.01 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1569 - Conifer Release, Hand Cutting

lm_silv_contract_1568_sps_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1568  (4.27 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1568 - Conifer Release, Hand Cutting

lm_silv_contract_1567_sps_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1567  (12.81 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1567 - Conifer Release, Hand Cutting

lm_silv_contract_1566_oly_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1566  (1.90 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1566 - Conifer Release, Hand Cutting

lm_silv_contract_1555_pc_crhc.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1555  (5.67 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1555 - Conifer Release, Hand Cutting

bc_fp_draftagenda_20150512.pdf   Forest Practices Board Meeting Agenda for May 12, 2015  (34.3 KB  PDF)
Forest Practices Board Meeting Agenda for May 12, 2015

bc_fp_mtgmat_2_20150512.pdf   Meeting Materials #2 05-12-2015  (1.53 MB  PDF)
Meeting Materials #2 05-12-2015

bc_fp_mtgmat_1_20150512.pdf   Meeting Materials #1 05-12-2015  (1.66 MB  PDF)
Meeting Materials #1 05-12-2015

bc_fp_cmer_memo_20130424.pdf   CMER Memo 2013  (1.53 MB  PDF)
CMER Memo 2013

em_tcf_teanaway_plan.pdf   Draft Teanaway Community Forest Management Plan  (7.56 MB  PDF)
Draft Teanaway Community Forest Management Plan

bc_tfw_slopesmemo_20150507.pdf   DNR Response   (5.17 MB  PDF)
DNR Response

bc_tfw_sflotemplate_20150507.pdf   Recommendations for response to WFFA alternate plan template for RMZs along  (31.4 KB  PDF)
Recommendations for response to WFFA alternate plan template for RMZs along typed waters

bc_tfw_monthwork_20150507.pdf   Monthly Workload  (318.9 KB  PDF)
Monthly Workload

bc_tfw_mayagenda_20150507.pdf   Agenda v. 4-29-15  (199.7 KB  PDF)
Agenda v. 4-29-15

bc_tfw_enviroplanner_20150507.pdf   NEW Position Proposal  (78.6 KB  PDF)
NEW Position Proposal

bc_tfw_electrofish_20150507.pdf   Monthly Workload  (318.9 KB  PDF)
Monthly Workload

bc_tfw_draftaprilminues_20150507.pdf   April 10, 2015 Meeting Summary  (432.6 KB  PDF)
April 10, 2015 Meeting Summary

bc_tfw_cmercochair_20150507.pdf   CMER Co-Chair rotation  (32.9 KB  PDF)
CMER Co-Chair rotation

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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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Tuesday May 26, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Timber Sale Auction at Northeast Region

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Timber Sale Auction for Pacific Cascade & Southeast Region

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