Board of Natural Resources

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 action 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.


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:
The Board meets the first Tuesday of each month except August. (see list below)
Board meetings will also be listed on the agency calendar.


September 4, 2018



Timber Sales Presentation
Proposed Timber Sales Package October 2018
Timber Sales Auction Results for July and August 2018
Blanchard Pearson and Spence Purchase
Hathaway Purchase
Blanchard - Goodyear 80 Purchase
Blanchard - Goodyear 120 Purchase
City of Castle Rock Exchange
Marbled Murrelet & Sustainable Harvest Calculation Update

August 6, 2018  Special Meeting



June 27, 2018 Special Meeting - CANCELLED

January 5, 2018