Cooperative Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Committee

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The Cooperative Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (CMER) Committee is a monitoring, evaluation, and research program established by the Forest Practices Board. Its purpose is to ensure effective implementation of the recommendations contained in the Forests and Fish Report. 
The purpose of CMER meetings is to conduct necessary business and scientific discussions associated with planning, design, and implementation of research and monitoring projects conducted by CMER to meet Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program goals. The meetings are broken up into a morning science session, which consists of presentations or discussions of scientific topics relevant to the work of CMER, and an afternoon business meeting. These meetings are open to anyone who wishes to participate and operate on the basis of consensus of all parties. If consensus cannot be reached, a decision is limited to the Board-approved membership. The CMER Committee does not take public comments at these meetings.


CMER holds regular monthly meetings attended by CMER members, its Scientific Advisory Group's co-chairs, and other interested parties. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the DNR Compound - Washington State Light Industrial Park, 801 88th Avenue, Tumwater, Washington. Occasionally, the meeting date or location is moved to accommodate holidays or meeting room conflicts. CMER operates on the basis of consensus of all parties. Contact the Forest Practices Division by calling 360-902-1400 to confirm meeting dates and locations.

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2018 Meetings

February 27, 2018



January 23, 2018

December 12, 2017


November 14, 2017 -- Meeting Cancelled


October 24, 2017


September 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 -- Meeting Cancelled


July 25, 2017


June 27, 2017

May 23, 2017

April 25, 2017

March 28, 2017

February 28, 2017


January 24, 2017


2016 Meetings


December 13, 2016


November 15, 2016


October 24, 2016 - Meeting Canceled


September 27, 2016

August 23, 2016 - Meeting Cancelled


July 26, 2016


June 28, 2016

May 24, 2016

April 26, 2016

March 22, 2016

February 23, 2016


January 26, 2016