Forest Health Advisory Committee

The Forest Health Advisory Committee (FHAC) was established by RCW 76.06.200 in 2017. Board operations are governed by a charter. The Commissioner of Public Lands serve as the state of Washington’s lead for all forest health issues per RCW 76.06.150(1). The mission of the FHAC is to contribute to the improvement of forest health by providing guidance and advice to the Commissioner on forest health conditions and solutions thereby helping to make Washington forests, regardless of ownership, healthier and more resilient to insects, disease, invasive species, catastrophic wildfire, climate change, and other disturbance. Specifically, this committee helps to inform successful implementation of the 20-Year Forest Health Strategic Plan: Eastern Washington and Washington’s Forest Action Plan. The FHAC, through collaborative leadership, with input from a variety of constituent groups, strives to continually improve and maintain the health and resilience of Washington’s forests for current and future generations. The committee is chaired by an individual elected from the membership and consists of individuals from across the state, representing different constituencies. The committee meets quarterly in February, May, September, and December. 


Click here to view the members of the committee.

Statutory Authority

RCW 76.06.200 grants the committee its authority.


Contact Jen Watkins at with questions and comments. 

2023 Meetings

December 19, 2023


September 19, 2023

May 16, 2023

March 16, 2023

Joint meeting with Wildland Fire Advisory Committee

February 14, 2023