July 21, 2014
DNR updates strategic plan
Multi-year plan addresses efforts to adapt to climate change
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced an update to its multi-year strategic plan. The new document, which has been posted on the department’s website, builds upon a plan released in 2010 and extends it through 2017.
The goals and initiatives laid out in the strategic plan reflect DNR’s constitutional obligations to the beneficiaries of state trust lands and its statutory responsibilities to the citizens of Washington state. Designed with the challenge of a changing climate and environment in mind, the updated plan reiterates DNR’s focus on achieving:
- Healthy forests;
- Clean water;
- Thriving ecosystems; and
- A vibrant natural resource-based economy.
A copy of the DNR strategic plan is available to view online or download from the DNR website.
DNR… caring for your natural resources
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. More than half of these lands are held in trust and produce income to support public schools, universities, prisons, and other state institutions.
DNR also is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. It is the state’s largest on-call fire department, with more than 1,000 employees trained and available to be dispatched to fires as needed.
Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, firstname.lastname@example.org
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