Natural Heritage Advisory Council
   

The Natural Heritage Advisory Council (established by RCW 79.70.070) advises the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the State Parks and Recreation Commission about implementing the Natural Area Preserves Act.

The Council has several functions:

For more information, view the Natural Heritage Advisory Council fact sheet.

Members

The council has 15 members. The ten members are appointed by the Commissioner of Public Lands and they serve four-year terms. Five non-voting, ex-officio members are appointed by agencies and they serve open-ended terms.
 
Ten members appointed by the Commissioner of Public Lands:
  • Five of whom must also be recognized experts in the ecology of natural areas
  • At least one who is (or represents) a private forest landowner
  • At least one who is (or represents) a private agricultural landowner
  • Five non-voting, ex-officio, members appointed by their agency heads to represent DNR, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Ecology, State Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Recreation and Conservation Office
 

2017 MEETINGS

 
October 19, 2017
 

June 15 - 16, 2017
 

March 24, 2017
 

January 19, 2017
 
 

2016 MEETINGS

 
April 1, 2016
 

January 21, 2016
 
 

2015 MEETINGS

 
June 10, 2015
 

March 11, 2015
 

January 2015
Cancelled