Forest Practices Board

The Forest Practices Board is an independent state agency chaired by the Commissioner of Public Lands or designee. The Forest Practices Board was established by the 1974 Forest Practices Act and the rules it adopts are implemented and enforced by the Department of Natural Resources.
Board Responsibilities
Board Management Duties
The Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program, which represents landowners, public agencies, the forest industry, environmental community and tribal governments. This program provides science-based recommendations and technical information to help the Board determine if and when it is necessary or advisable to adjust the rules and guidance for aquatic resources to achieve the goals and objectives of the Forests and Fish Report.
Two key Adaptive Management Program committees established by the Forest Practices Board are the:


Click here to see the members of the board. 

Statutory Authority

The 1974 Forest Practices Act grants the board its authority. 


Contact with questions and comments. 

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The Forest Practices Board holds public meetings on the second Wednesday of February, May, August and November. Special meetings may be called anytime by the chair or by a majority of the board. The Board's Business Reference Guide explains the Board's practices and procedures.
Detailed instructions on how to register for the Board meetings will be included below the upcoming agenda. 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.
The public comment registration process allows 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 Board accepts comments on each action taken at the meeting and during the general comment period. All public comments will be limited to three minutes. Written testimony is equivalent to in-person testimony and may be submitted following the guidelines set out below.
Written testimony is equivalent to in-person testimony and may be submitted by 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.
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November 13, 2024


August 14, 2024


May 7-9, 2024


May 7 
May 9
  - Adaptive Management Program Update 
  - Small Forest Landowner Office Update  
  - TFW Policy Committee Update Committee Co-chairs
  - Upland Wildlife Update 

February 14, 2024


- Adaptive Management Program Update
- Small Forest Landowner Office Update
- Upland Wildlife Update