Board of Natural Resources

Detailed instructions on how to register for the Board meetings are included below with the monthly meeting materials. The agenda will be available, and registration open at noon on the third Friday of the month. 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 by 8:45am. Registration will be open at noon on the third Friday of the month. 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 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.
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.
Board Responsibilities
  • Approve trust land timber sales
  • Approve sales, exchanges, or purchases of trust lands
  • Establish the sustainable harvest level for forested trust lands
Board 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.


Click here to see the members of the board. 

Statutory Authority

RCW 43.30.205 grants the board its authority. 


Contact with questions and comments.


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.

2024 Meetings


June 4-5, 2024

Field Tour Registration via Survey Monkey (Registration Closed)


Timber Sales Presentation
Timber Sales Auction Results for May 2024
Timber Sales Proposal for July 2024
The regular meeting will be conducted as a hybrid meeting




May 14, 2024



This meeting will be conducted as a hybrid meeting.


April 02, 2024


This meeting was conducted as a hybrid meeting.


March 5, 2024

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


This meeting was conducted as a hybrid meeting.

February 6, 2024



This meeting was conducted as a hybrid meeting.


January 03, 2024


This meeting was conducted as a hybrid meeting