Forest Health Advisory Committee

With the goal of forming a strong foundation for the statewide partnerships, on Oct. 25, 2017 Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary S. Franz named the inaugural members that are now serving on a new Forest Health Advisory Committee. The committee represents diverse interests and expertise spanning the forestry industry to conservation groups, forest collaboratives, to land managers and affected communities. It also includes representation from wildfire response organizations and those who protect wildlife habitat.
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz approved and signed the official charter of the Forest Health Advisory Committee on Feb. 25, 2022. 
The formation of the Forest Health Advisory Committee was in response to legislation passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2017. For more information on the committee, see Washington State SB 5546, sponsored in 2017 by Senators Brad Hawkins (R) and Senator John McCoy (D).

Mission Statement

To advise the Commissioner of Public Lands in the development and implementation of a framework designed to proactively and systematically address forest health issues facing the state. Specifically, the framework will endeavor to assess and treat one million acres of land across Washington’s forest landscapes by 2033.

2023 Meetings

December 19, 2023


September 19, 2023


May 16, 2023

March 16, 2023

Joint meeting with Wildland Fire Advisory Committee

February 14, 2023


2022 Meetings

December 6, 2022

September 13, 2022

May 10, 2022

March 2, 2022


2021 Meetings

October 18, 2021

July 13, 2021


2020 Meetings

December 11, 2020

September 9, 2020

June 16, 2020

March 17, 2020


2019 Meetings


2017 Meetings

October 25, 2017