FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2012
All-digital Annual Report allows DNR to expand distribution while reducing costs
DNR 2011 Annual Report describes how agency produced $119 million for public school construction and $100 million for county services last year
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today publication of its 2011 Annual Report in a fully digital format for the first time. DNR expects the electronic-only distribution to save thousands of dollars in state funds yet make the report’s facts and fiscal data more easily accessible to more people.
The previous year’s Annual Report cost the department more than $7,000 to print and distribute the 1,200 copies, compared to a total of $648 for the 2011 Annual Report. State law requires DNR to produce annual reports of its activities to inform the state trust land beneficiaries, government agencies and the public about its management of state trust lands.
The 2011 Annual Report describes DNR’s management of 5.6 million acres of state lands (including forested, agriculture and other trust lands, aquatic lands, and natural areas). Highlights include:
- Providing public school construction projects with $119 million in non-tax-generated revenue by DNR’s management of state trust lands.
- Providing $100 million to support services in counties through non-tax-generated revenues.
- Protecting 12.7 million acres of private and non-federal public lands from wildfire, including keeping 94 percent of wildfires to less than 10 acres in 2011.
Using inexpensive-but-powerful web-based digital publication software, readers of the DNR 2011 Annual Report can view and turn virtually ‘flip’ the pages on screen, link to additional online content, view videos, link to social media – even make notes and bookmarks in their own personalized electronic copy of the report.
Links to the DNR 2011 Annual Report
The direct link to the DNR 2011 Annual Report in digital format is: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1vxab/DNR2011AnnualReport/resources/index.htm
A PDF of the report is available at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_annualreport11.pdf
Previous year’s annual reports can be found online at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/OtherInteragencyInformation/Pages/dnr_annual_report.aspx
DNR manages state trust lands
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR manages more than 5.6 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural, conservation, and aquatic lands. Of these, more than half are held in trust to produce income to support public schools, universities, prisons, and other state institutions. These state trust lands managed by DNR provide other public benefits, including outdoor recreation, habitat for native fish and wildlife, and watersheds for clean water.
Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Management, 360-902-1149, email@example.com
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