The sustainable harvest level is the volume of timber to be scheduled for sale during a planning decade(Revised Code of Washington [RCW] 79.10.300) from all state trust lands located west of the Cascade Crest in Washington. Using advanced forest modeling techniques, DNR determines a level of timber harvest for present and future trust beneficiaries that balances revenue production with ecological values such as healthy forest ecosystems and habitat for threatened and endangered species. Setting this level is an important component of DNR’s sustainable and responsible stewardship of trust assets.
The sustainable harvest level is a policy-level decision that requires approval by the Board of Natural Resources. Follow the links on this page for more information on the DNR’s sustainable harvest calculation process.
Information being presented about the Western Washington Sustainable Harvest Level at Board of Natural Resources meetings can be found below: