Board of Natural Resources
   

 
 

UPDATE, MARCH 2022

Given the new legislation and reopening of state buildings, future Board of Natural Resources meetings are being restructured to allow meetings to provide an option to comment in person or remotely. Future Board meetings will be conducted in a hybrid format to allow in-person and remote attendance and participation.
 
Detailed instructions on how to register for the Board meetings are included below with the monthly meeting materials. Please read the instructions and attempt to join the webinar before 9 a.m. so that any technical difficulties can be addressed before the meeting begins.
 
Please note that we have updated the public comment registration process to allow for in-person and remote comments. You need to register per the instructions whether you plan to comment in person or remotely. You will not be able to sign up in person the day of the board meeting. The public comment period will be limited to 60 minutes, with each speaker allowed two minutes for comment.
 
Written testimony is equivalent to in-person testimony and may be submitted following the guidelines set out below. If you prefer, you are welcome to share your comments via email to bnr@dnr.wa.gov. In order to be timely in relaying comments via email to the Board, please submit your comments no later than noon the day before the regularly scheduled board meeting.
 
View a list of additional operational changes related to COVID-19.
 
 
 
 
The Board of Natural Resources sets policies to guide how the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages our state’s lands and resources. The board was formed when DNR was created in 1957.

The Board has several responsibilities:

  • Approve trust land timber sales
  • Approve sales, exchanges, or purchases of trust lands
  • Establish the sustainable harvest level for forested trust lands

The Board also serves in three other roles:

Harbor Line Commission — Establishes or relocates harbor lines to define boundaries for commerce and navigation in the state’s navigable waters.
 
Board of Appraisers — Carries out the Washington State Constitution’s requirement that no lands granted to the state for educational purposes be sold except to the highest bidder at public auction unless improvements have been established by a Board of Appraisers.
 
Board on Geographic Names — Hears and considers recommendations from the Committee on Geographic Names for naming lakes, mountains, streams, places, towns and other geographic features within the state.

Meetings

PLEASE NOTE: Members of the public who would like to present materials to the Board of Natural Resources for consideration must provide the materials to the board coordinator three (3) business days prior to the board meeting. As the board normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except in August), materials must be submitted by the close of business on the Wednesday before the meeting in order to be distributed to Board members. Please send board materials to: bnr@dnr.wa.gov.
 
The Board meets the first Tuesday of each month except August. (see list below)
Board meetings will also be listed on the agency calendar.
 

 

2022 MEETINGS

August 15-17, 2022 - BNR Retreat

RSVP - This link was used to route you to a SurveyMonkey questionnaire and will help us to determine the number of vans needed to accommodate the group. The questionnaire closed Friday.
 

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

July 5, 2022

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted as a hybrid meeting as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

June 7, 2022

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted as a hybrid meeting as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

 

May 3, 2022

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted as a hybrid meeting as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

April 5, 2022

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted as a hybrid meeting as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

 

March 1, 2022

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

 

February 1, 2022

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

January 4, 2022

MEETING MATERIALS

  • Riley Cove - (this link will route you to the Committee on Geographic Names page)
  • Rabbit Chase Creek  - (this link will route you to the Committee on Geographic Names page)
  • Barney Kolker Canyon -  (this link will route you to the Committee on Geographic Names page)
 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

 

2021 MEETINGS

December 7, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting  (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

November 2, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

October 5, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting - this link will route you to TVW

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

September 7, 2021

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

 

July 6, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

 

June 1, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

May 4, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

April 6, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

March 2, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

 

February 2, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

January 19, 2021 Special Meeting

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)
 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

 

January 5, 2021

Minutes
Recording of Meeting (this link will route you to TVW)

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting was conducted remotely as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak.