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.
On January 29, 2015, DNR issued a Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on the Scope of Environmental Impact Statement for the Sustainable Harvest Calculation (SHC) for forestlands west of the Cascade crest for the period 2015-2024. Please review the documents below.
Sustainable Harvest Calculation Scoping Notice - SEPA
Cover Memo (Comment Period) (37KB PDF)
Determination of Significance and Scoping Notice (1024KB PDF)
DNR is inviting public comment on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the SHC. The comment deadline is February 27, 2015. Comments should be submitted to the SEPA Center at email@example.com or PO Box 47015, Olympia, Washington 98504-7015 for distribution to the responsible official. During the comment period two webinars about the project have been scheduled.
Meeting Date: Available February 9, 2015
WMV Link: Sustainable Harvest Calculation Webinar (39,475 KB WMV)
MP4 Link: Sustainable Harvest Calculation Webinar (7,026 KB MP4)
PDF of Presentation Slides: Sustainable Harvest Calculation Webinar Presentation Slides (2682 KB PDF)
SHC Webinar Questions, Comments and Responses: SHC Questions, Comments and Responses
Meeting Date: February 12
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM