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 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 on agenda action items may be made in person at the Board meeting or they may 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.
Board meetings will also be listed on the agency calendar. 
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2022 Meetings


November 9, 2022



 August 10, 2022




June 27, 2022 (Special Meeting)


May 11, 2022


April 14 & 15, 2022 (Special Meeting) (canceled)



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.

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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

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June 4, 2019


2018 Meetings


2017 Meetings

November 7 & 8, 2017

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August 9, 2017

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May 9 & 10, 2017

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2016 Meetings

August 10, 2016

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May 11, 2016

Agenda - revised May 9, 2016

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February 10, 2016

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2015 Meetings

October 27, 2015