Brush, Salal and Other Forest Products
   

About 2.1 million acres of forested state trust lands throughout the state are managed by Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Management of activities on these lands earns revenue to build the state’s public schools, universities and much more. If you are a prospective purchaser of forest products, this is where you will find new opportunities that may be of interest to you. Use our query tool to easily find the products you want. If you don't find what you're looking for, please contact us. As manager of these state trust lands, we're open to new methods of doing business and ways to generate revenue for public services.

 
Brush Leases

In the floral industry, salal and ferns are especially popular for seasonal greens. Each year DNR holds a public auction for the right to harvest specialized forest products from a specific lease area. The high bidder will be awarded a lease which authorizes unlimited harvest of specialized forest products from the designated lease area during the contract term (typically 3 years). Information will be posted below regarding the specific lease areas up for auction. This information will include the date, time and location of the auction in addition to maps of the lease areas, bidding procedures and the guidelines and regulations for harvest. See our Region map.
 
South Puget Sound Region Brush Lease Opportunities
  • None available at this time.
Olympic Region brush lease opportunities
  • None available at this time.
Pacific Cascade Region brush lease opportunities
  • None available at this time.

 
Bough Sales

Noble fir and pine are especially popular in the floral industry for seasonal greens. DNR periodically holds a public auction for the right to harvest evergreen boughs from trees in a specific lease area. The high bidder will be awarded a lease which authorizes harvest of evergreen boughs from the lease area during the contract term (typically 1 year). Information will be posted below regarding the specific lease areas up for auction. This information will include the date, time and location of the auction in addition to maps of the lease areas, bidding procedures, and the guidelines and regulations for harvest. See our Region map.
 
South Puget Sound Region Bough Lease Opportunities
  • None available at this time.

Brush Permits

For Capitol State Forest, individual brush/mushroom permits are sold for either the Thurston County Permit area or the Grays Harbor County Permit area. For 2017, DNR will offer three different permit choices:
  1. Brush only permit will cost $600.00, cash only.
  2. Mushroom only permit will cost $400.00, cash only.
  3. Combination brush and mushrooms permit will cost $800.00, cash only.
These individual permits authorize the harvest of up to 50,000 pounds of brush, and/or up to 10,000 pounds of mushrooms. These permits will be sold on the following dates only at the South Puget Sound Region Office at 950 Farman Street North, Enumclaw, WA 98022, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:
 
 Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 
 Thursday, January 12, 2017
 
 Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 
 Wednesday, April 26, 2017
 
 Thursday, July 13, 2017
 
 Friday, July 14, 2017
 
All permits sold will expire on December 31, 2017, regardless of which date they are purchased. Individual brush and mushroom permits are not sold for any other areas within the South Puget Sound Region. However, our Pacific Cascade Region (360-577-2025) and Olympic Region (360-374-2800) may offer permits for select areas. Please contact the appropriate region office to check on the availability of individual brush permits. See our Region map.