Forestry, Forest Health & Forest Ecology
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 Forestry, Forest Health & Forest Ecology 

Forest & Forest Ecology -- Forest and fog. 

This is where the business of forestry meets the science of trees, bugs, fungi, fire, water, and more. If you want to learn about forest ecosystems, we develop information about all types of forests that we manage—from rainforests on the Olympic Peninsula, to moderate Puget lowlands, to pine-dominated forests of eastern Washington. Our scientists carry out research and monitoring. Whether you are interested in healthy tree growth, diseases or pests that affect trees, or how we help create older forest conditions next to streams, lakes, and rivers, this is the place.

We adapt management using science-based decisions. We gather information and find better ways to sustainably manage diverse forested state trust lands and natural areas in our care.

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 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

  033 TFW-SH9-91-001 Analysis of Initiation Mechanisms of Dam-Break Floods in Managed Forests  (561.5 KB  PDF)
TFW-SH9-91-001 Analysis of Initiation Mechanisms of Dam-Break Floods in Managed Forests. Submitted July, 1991 by Carol Coho and Stephen J. Burges to TFW SHAMW

Reports

  Policy Monthly Workload 9-18-14  (321.8 KB  PDF)
Policy Monthly Workload 9-18-14

  Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee September 5, 2014 Meeting Summary  (52.0 KB  DOCX)
Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee September 5, 2014 Meeting Summary

  Plan and Initial Responses for TFW Policy Input and Discussion  (96.5 KB  DOC)
Draft Plan and Initial Responses for TFW Policy Input and Discussion Regarding the Forest Practice Board’s Direction to TFW Policy from May 13, 2014 Meeting

  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

Maps

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

  Map of 2009 Douglas-fir Tussock Moth Defoliation Okanogan Co  (1.35 MB  PDF)
A summary map of 2009 defoliation by Douglas-fir tussock moth and western spruce budworm in northern Okanogan County.

  Forest Practices Watershed Analyses Status Map - August 2013  (2.76 MB  PDF)
Washington State Map of Watershed Administrative Units and Their Watershed Analysis Status as of August 2013

  Blanchard Mountain Forest Board Lands and Vicinity  (1.31 MB  PDF)
A map from June 3, 2004 showing the Blanchard Mountain Forest and nearby lands.

  Blanchard Mountain Assessment: Maps and Figures September 30, 1999  (2.89 MB  PDF)
A series of maps and figures that were included in the September 1999 Blanchard Mountain Assessment.

Data

  Monthly Workload 8-25-14  (32.0 KB  DOCX)
Monthly Workload 8-25-14

  Family Forest Fish Passage Program Guidelines  (512.7 KB  PDF)
Family Forest Fish Passage Program Guidelines

  Guidelines for Evaluating Potentially Unstable Slopes and Landforms  (3.35 MB  PDF)
Guidelines for Evaluating Potentially Unstable Slopes and Landforms

  CMER Work Plan, Budget & Master Schedule  (1.25 MB  PDF)
CMER Work Plan, Budget & Master Schedule

  CMER Nomination-Hotvedt  (244.0 KB  PDF)
CMER Nomination-Hotvedt

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 Contacts

For General Information About the Department:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1000
information@dnr.wa.gov

 News

 Meetings & Events

Boards & Councils

Thursday Nov 6, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Timber/Fish/Wildlife (TFW) Policy Committee Meeting

Tuesday Nov 18, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CMER Committee Meeting

Thursday Dec 4, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Timber/Fish/Wildlife (TFW) Policy Committee Meeting

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