2013Watershed Services Transaction Project Report: ESHB 2541(2010) - January 2013
This report responds to legislative direction in ESHB 2541 (2010) for DNR to provide information and recommendations regarding forest landowner conservation incentives, such as payments for “ecosystem services,” that could support forest landowners in maintaining their land in forestry.
2012DNR Annual Report 2012
Online digital magazine formatPermanent Funding Source for the Forestry Riparian Easement Program - May 2012
A report, required under ESHB 1509, that describes input receive from public meetings held to help identify a permanent funding source for the Forestry Riparian Easement Program.
2011DNR Annual Report 2011 (6.2 MB PDF)Bioaviation Fuel Production from Residual Woody Biomass: Update to the 2012 Washington State Legislature on DNR’s Forest Biomass Initiative - December 2011
The report, requested by the 2011 Washington State Legislature in SHB 1422, includes updates on the agency’s work to support development of technologies to transform residual forest biomass into bioaviation fuel.Legislative Progress Report: ESHB 2541 (2010); Eco-systems Services Markets for Private Forestland Owners in Washington State - December 2011
A progress report on a Forest Ecosystem Services Market Incentives Demonstration Project in response to ESHB 2541 (2010), which directs the Department of Natural Resources to develop proposals for incentives that could support forest landowners in maintaining their land in forestry
2010DNR Annual Report 2010 (5.5 MB PDF)Forest Biomass Initiative: Update to the 2011 Washington State Legislature - December 2010
The report includes updates on the forest biomass-to-energy pilot projects authorized in HB 2165, an update on the status of the agency’s ability to exercise its authority to enter into long-term contracts for biomass supply from state-managed lands under 2SHB 2481, and a literature review on the carbon neutrality of forest biomass required in Section 13 of 2SHB 2481.
2008DNR Annual Report 2008 (7 MB PDF)Road Maintenance and Abandonment Plan Checklist Report - December 2008
This report provides information regarding the effectiveness, extent and progress of the RMAP
checklist implementation. Recommendations which could lead to better data and reporting and
assist in meeting road improvement goals are made at the end of the reportRecommendations of the Forest Fire Prevention and Protection Work Group - September 2008
The 2007 Legislature directed the agency to examine Forest Fire Prevention and Protection issues in the context of its mission to prevent, prepare for and suppress forest fires in Washington State.Evergreen Communities Act (E2SHB 2844) – April 2008
Recommendations developed in response to the Evergreen Communities Act, including the convening of a panel of experts to assist a statewide tree assessment and prioritized inventory of community and urban forests.
2007DNR Annual Report 2007 (8.6 MB PDF)The Future of Washington Forests – 2007 Final Report:
As directed by the 2005 Legislature in ESSB 6090 (section 308, sub-section 11), the Department of Natural Resources contracted with the University of Washington College of Forest Resources to conduct a study and prepare a report on the economic and environmental health of the state’s forestlands and forest industry.Extent and Distribution of Old Forest Conditions on DNR-Managed State Trust Lands in Eastern Washington - December 2007
A report to the Legislature by the Old-Growth Definition Committee (chartered by the 2004 Legislature) regarding old growth and older forest conditions on state trust lands and a definition and inventory of older forest conditions on state trust lands east of the Cascade Crest (ESSB 6384 Section 189).
2006DNR Annual Report 2006 (5.2 MB PDF) FHSWG Report to the Legislature - 2006
This report, prepared pursuant to Section 1 of ESB5179 as passed by the 2006 Legislature, summarizes comments to the Forest Health Strategy Work Group at public meetings in 2006, and the Group’s recommendations for dealing with the forest health crisis in Washington’s forests.A Study of Existing Legislation Affecting the Oil and Natural Gas Industry in Washington, and Recommendations to Improve the Regulatory, Technical, Environmental, and Financial Framework of the Oil and Gas Industry - December 2006
The 2006 supplemental operating budget legislation (engrossed substitute Senate Bill 6386) included a proviso directing the Department of Natural Resources (Department) to establish a work group to study existing legislation affecting the oil and natural gas industry and to make recommendations to that legal framework to improve the regulatory, technical, environmental, and financial framework of the oil and gas industry.The Future of Washington Forests Project Fourth Progress Report - November 2006The Future of Washington Forests Project Third Progress Report - October 2006The Future of Washington Forests Project Second Progress Report - July 2006
2005Definition and Inventory of Old Growth Forests on DNR-Managed State Lands - June 2005
A report to the Legislature by the Old-Growth Definition Committee (chartered by the 2004 Legislature) that develops a definition of old-growth forest to be used with a map and inventory of old-growth forests on state trust lands in western Washington.
2004A Desirable Forest Health Program for Washington’s Forests; Forest Health Strategy Work Group Report – December 2004
As directed the 2004 Legislature in 2SSB6144, this report describes the Forest Health Strategy Work Group’s findings and recommendations for a desirable forest health program for Washington’s forests.
2002Evaluation of Blanchard Mountain Social, Ecological, & Financial Values - August 2002
This report, commissioned by the Washington legislature concerning Blanchard Forest, includes discussion of the land's attributes, values, and the costs of recreation and timber harvesting.