Board of Natural Resources
   

 
 

COVID-19 UPDATE, May 4, 2020, 7 p.m.

Given the parameters needed to protect the health and safety of everyone in our communities during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, we are restructuring the upcoming Board of Natural Resources meetings into a format that provides for the necessary social distancing. As part of the COVID-19 response, the May 5, 2020, Board meeting will be conducted through a webinar.
 
The Governor’s Office has extended the Governor’s Proclamation prohibiting in-person public meetings and suspending portions of the Open Public Meetings Act (see Governor’s Proclamations 20-28 and 20-28.1) through May 31.
 
No public meeting room will be available to the public because of the extension to the Open Public Meeting Act suspensions. Public comment will be possible via the webinar.
 
Detailed instructions on how to join the webinar are available here. 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. 
 
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.
 

 

2020 MEETINGS

June 2, 2020

Minutes

MEETING MATERIALS

Timber Sales Presentation
Timber Sales Auction Results for May 2020
Chair Report on Board Schedule
 
This meeting will be conducted virtually as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Instructions on how to attend the meeting are available here.

May 5, 2020

Minutes

MEETING MATERIALS

 
This meeting will be conducted virtually as part of the Department of Natural Resources' response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Instructions on how to attend the meeting are available here.
 

April 7, 2020

Minutes

MEETING MATERIALS

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

 

March 3, 2020

Minutes

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

February 4, 2020

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

January 7, 2020

Minutes
 

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

2019 MEETINGS

December 3, 2019

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

November 20, 2019 Special Meeting

Minutes 

MEETING MATERIALS

 
Please click here to view a live stream of the Board meeting.
 

 

November 5, 2019

 

MEETING MATERIALS

 

October 1, 2019

Minutes 
 

MEETING MATERIALS

 

September 3, 2019

MEETING MATERIALS


August 2019 - no regular meeting
 


July 2, 2019

MEETING MATERIALS


June 5-6, 2019 BNR Retreat

Locations: Ellensburg and Tri-cities Area
The Board of Natural Resources will be meeting in Ellensburg on Tuesday, June 4. After that, the members of the board will be taking a two-day tour of DNR's Southeast Region as part of their annual retreat. If you have any questions, please email bnr@dnr.wa.gov.
 

June 4, 2019

Meeting Location: Hal Holmes Community Center, Ellensburg, WA
 

MEETING MATERIALS

 

May 7, 2019

MEETING MATERIALS

 

April 2, 2019

MEETING MATERIALS

 

March 5, 2019

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

February 15, 2019 Special Meeting

 

February 5, 2019

MEETING MATERIALS

 

January 18, 2019

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

January 2, 2019 - Adjourned to January 18, 2019

 

 
 

2018 MEETINGS

December 4, 2018

MEETING MATERIALS

 

November 6, 2018

MEETING MATERIALS

 

 

October 2, 2018

MEETING MATERIALS

 

September 4, 2018

MEETING MATERIALS

 

August 6, 2018  Special Meeting

MEETING MATERIALS


June 27, 2018 Special Meeting - CANCELLED


January 5, 2018