Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee

The Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee provides advice to the Washington State departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) concerning the ongoing management and recreation planning for the Teanaway Community Forest. The committee represents the interests of governments, communities, partners, and stakeholder groups reflecting the priorities of the broad cross-section of Washingtonians who cherish the forest. When the overall management plan for the Teanaway Community Forest was finalized in 2015, two years after the Legislature first established the community forest, the agencies and the advisory committee agreed that more time was needed for recreation planning. For that reason, the 2015 plan did not prescribe detailed management approaches but identified broad goals for recreation. In December 2018, the agencies and committee completed the Teanaway Community Forest Recreation Plan (Page 75) to serve as a supplement to the Teanaway Community Forest Management Plan. The committee meets on a quarterly basis. 


Click here to view the members of the committee. 

Statutory Authority

RCW 90.38.130 grants the committee its authority. 


Contact Teanaway@dnr.wa.gov with questions and comments. 


Teanaway Management Goals
  • To protect and enhance the water supply and protect the watershed;
  • To maintain working lands for forestry and grazing while protecting key watershed functions and aquatic habitat;
  • To maintain and where possible expand recreational opportunities consistent with watershed protection, for activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping, birding, and snowmobiling;
  • To conserve and restore vital habitat for fish, including steelhead, spring Chinook, and bull trout, and wildlife, including deer, elk, large predators, and spotted owls; and
  • To support a strong community partnership, in which the Yakama Nation, residents, business owners, local governments, conservation groups, and others provide advice about ongoing land management,
Teanaway Recreation Goals
  • Ensure recreational activities and facilities are consistent with watershed protection, working lands, and habitat restoration.
  • Provide a sustainable network of safe, enjoyable recreational trails.
  • Establish consistent law enforcement and public education presence between public agencies, user groups, and citizen volunteers.
  • Support existing partnerships and promote new collaboration between public agencies, user groups, and citizen volunteers. 

Recreation Planning Process

Project Implementation 
Suitability Mapping
Teanaway Recreation Survey
Thanks to the over 2,500 of you who responded to our survey on Teanaway Community Forest recreation. View our summary of what we heard, click here. See the full results here.

Advisory Meetings

  • Members of the general public are always welcome. Committee members are available 30 minutes prior to each meeting for time to meet and greet. 
  • Get all the 2022 meeting documents by following this link 
  • Get all the 2023 meeting documents by following this link. 
  • Get all the 2024 meeting documents by following this link
2024 Advisory Meeting Dates:
  • January 18, 2024
  • April 18, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • October 17, 2024
2023 Advisory Meeting Dates:
  • January 26, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • July 20, 2023 - canceled
  • October 28, 2023
Meeting Archives (2014-2022)