Conservation & Restoration
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 Conservation & Restoration 

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We protect our natural heritage, because its economic and ecologic values and scenic beauty are irreplaceable. Once a species is lost, it cannot be recreated. Our conservation and restoration programs help to ensure the health of our landscapes for the benefit of the people, plants, and animals that live here.

Active management and long-term stewardship is needed to maintain or restore ecological quality and function to native habitats, and to prevent forestlands and other native landscapes from conversion to other uses. On state-owned aquatic lands, conservation leasing offers the public a way to engage in restoration, enhancement, creation, and preservation actions.


 Publications

Research

  Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest: First Results and Research Opportunities  (6.50 MB  PDF)
Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest: First Results and Research Opportunities - Presentation at the Stream Talk Seminar, OSU March 17, 2014

  Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF: First Results and Research Opportunities  (6.93 MB  PDF)
Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest: First Results and Research Opportunities, Presentation to UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, January 8, 2014

  Study Plan for the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF  (1.97 MB  PDF)
Study Plan for the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF

  2012 Establishment Report for the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF  (3.39 MB  PDF)
2012 Establishment Report for the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the OESF

  Davis Canyon National Natural Landmark Prescribed Burn Assessment and Monitoring - 2006  (2.97 MB  PDF)
Davis Canyon National Natural Landmark Prescribed Burn Assessment and Monitoring - 2006

Reports

  SFI – Forest Certification Summary Report - 2014  (402.1 KB  PDF)
Sustainable Forestry Initiative – Forest Certification Summary Report - 2014

  Developing ecologically based guidelines for creating gaps in forest thinning on the Olympic Peninsula  (583.0 KB  PDF)
Mind the Gap: Developing ecologically based guidelines for creating gaps in forest thinning on the Olympic Peninsula

  Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013  (694.7 KB  PDF)
Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013, Supplemental information

  Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013  (714.6 KB  PDF)
Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013, Implementation Monitoring Report: Implementation of hardwood conversion and individual conifer release riparian restoration treatments

  Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013  (582.3 KB  PDF)
Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013, Implementation Monitoring Report: Management of wetlands at least 0.25 acre in size and associated wetland management zones

Maps

  Map of Natural Areas Locations in Washington  (285.6 KB  PDF)
Washington's Natural Areas Map - December 2012

  Trombetta NAP Boundary Map Proposal  (101.7 KB  PDF)
Trombetta NAP boundary map proposal

  OESF Vicinity Map  (287.1 KB  PDF)
OESF Vicinity Map

  BNR Sultan Basin Reconveyance Map  (403.1 KB  PDF)
BNR Sultan Basin Reconveyance Map

  State Trust Lands Habitat Conservation Plan Planning Units  (74.8 KB  JPG)
Map showing the name and location of the planning units for the state trust lands Habitat Conservation Plan.

Data

  Washington Geological Survey GIS Statewide Landslide Database – from Design to Implementation  (57.5 KB  DOC)
The purpose of the Washington Geological Survey’s Statewide Landslide Database is to create a landslide database that was easily accessible by scientists and the general public.

  Sections That Contain Natural Heritage Features  (84.0 KB  PDF)
List of surveyed land sections in Washington identified by the Natural Heritage Program as reported to contain Natural Heritage Features.

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For General Information About the Department:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1000
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