Forest Practices Board


Given the new legislation and reopening of state buildings, future Forest Practices Board meetings will be restructured to allow an option to comment in person or remotely. Future Board meetings will be conducted in a hybrid format to allow in-person and remote attendance and participation.
Detailed instructions on how to register for the Board meetings will be included below with the monthly meeting materials. 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. 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.
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 DNR.

The Board's responsibilities include:

The Board also manages:

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:


The Board has 13 members, including eight who are appointed by the governor. If you would like to be considered for a general public position on the Board please submit an application to the Board and Commissions Office within the Office of the Governor.


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.
Comments may be made in person or remotely at the Board meeting or submitted by email to:, FAX to: 360-902-1428 or mailed to: Forest Practices Board, Department of Natural Resources, PO Box 47012, Olympia, WA 98504-7012.
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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2023 Meetings

2022 Meetings

August 10, 2022



June 27, 2022 (Special Meeting)


May 11, 2022



February 9, 2022


2021 Meetings

November 10, 2021


August 11, 2021 


May 12, 2021

February 10, 2021


2020 Meetings

November 12, 2020

This public meeting will be conducted online via Zoom. The information for joining via computer or joining via phone is included in the agenda.

August 12, 2020

In consideration of our state's ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, this public meeting will be conducted online via webinar. Please see the instructions on how to listen to the meeting and provide comments.

Meeting Materials


May 13, 2020

In consideration of our state's ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, this public meeting will be conducted online via webinar. To listen to the meeting or provide comments, please see the instructions. 

2019 Meetings

August 14, 2019

Meeting Materials


June 4, 2019


2018 Meetings