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Globally Significant Bog Preserved in Board of Natural Resources Transaction
Crowberry Bog in Jefferson County is a unique landform to the western U.S.; Land transfer to City of College Place also approved   A globally significant coastal bog in Jefferson County will be permanently preserved after a Board of Natural Resources transaction... More...
New Videos Show Tsunami Impacts in Washington
Tsunami simulations show waves along coast, Bellingham and San Juan Islands   New videos allow Washington residents to see simulated models of how large tsunami waves are likely to impact their communities.   Scientists with the Washington State Department... More...
Washington Wildfire Crews Lend Hand to Alaska
Milder summer allows Washington firefighters to assist neighbor in need   This week, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) dispatched 69 more wildland firefighters to Alaska to help fight the raging, record-breaking wildfires there.   “... More...
Commissioner Franz Statement Hailing Court Ruling in Coal Terminal Suit
Appellate panel ruling says DNR acted appropriately to protect state’s aquatic lands   Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz this morning issued the following statement after the Washington Court of Appeals decision to uphold her agency’s denial of a sublease for... More...
Initial Site Survey Work on Port Angeles Dock, Shoreline to Begin Late August
Residents, later this month, will see some field survey work taking place at the dock and shoreline area leased by Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) in Port Angeles. The work is a collaboration between the state Department of Ecology (Ecology), the state Department of Natural... More...
Fire Danger, Precaution Level Increase in Eastern Washington
Campfire restrictions expanded in northeast Washington   The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following increases in fire danger and industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands.   Effective... More...
Fire Danger, Precaution Levels Increase in Southeast Washington
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following increases in fire danger and industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands.   Effective Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at 12:01 a.m.: Fire danger will increase from... More...
Commissioner Franz to Visit ‘Left Hand Fire’ Near Yakima (July 30)
MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner of public lands to be in Yakima for wildfire briefing and to meet with firefighters   The “Left Hand Fire” northwest of Yakima has burned more than 2,000 acres since it started on July 23, prompting Level 3 and Level 2 evacuations in... More...
Fire Danger, Precaution Levels Increase in Southeast Washington
Use caution when working or recreating in the woods   The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the following increases in fire danger and industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands:   Effective Friday,... More...
DNR to Conserve Vital Salmon Habitat with 656-Acre Purchase
Kennedy Creek, in Mason and Thurston counties, has one of Washington’s most productive chum salmon runs     The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has acquired 656 acres of some of the state’s best chum salmon spawning habitat.   The... More...
Fire Precaution Level Rises in Northeast Washington
Caution needed with spark emitting equipment in the woods   The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands.   Effective Monday, July 15,... More...
Army Divers to Remove Derelict Fishing Nets from Puget Sound Depths
Department of Natural Resources, Army partnership will improve habitat in deep waters of San Juan County July 8-28   A new collaboration between the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Natural Resources Consultants and the U.S. Army's 569th Engineer Dive... More...
Work Needed to Make Washington Schools Quake-Ready
New DNR report shows seismic vulnerability of schools and how much it may cost to upgrade them   Washington needs to strengthen its school buildings to withstand the next earthquake, according to a new report sent to the governor and legislature by Commissioner of... More...
Trio of Land Transactions, Including $1.65 Million Purchase, Approved
630-acre purchase in Skagit County, land swaps in Kitsap, Clallam and Grays Harbor counties passed by Board of Natural Resources   The Board of Natural Resources approved a $1.65 million land purchase and two land exchanges at its meeting Tuesday, with all three... More...
Butte Creek Day-Use Area Reopens in Pacific County
Butte Creek Day-Use Area reopens today with significant improvements to roads, amenities, and its trail. Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and its partners are officially reopening the Pacific County site.    The Butte Creek Day-Use Area closed to... More...
Fire Precaution Level Increases in Southeast Washington
People should use caution with spark emitting equipment, fireworks in the woods   The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in industrial fire precaution levels (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands.  ... More...
Campfire Restrictions, Increased Fire Danger in Parts of Eastern Washington
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies, will implement the following changes in burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands. Check with local jurisdictions for additional restrictions.   Effective 12:01 a.m.,... More...
Target Shooting Near Suncrest Site Closed Due to Fire Danger
The temporary closure is effective on June 17, 2019.   Due to high fire danger, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), working with Stevens County, is temporarily closing a portion of state land to shooting, effective June 17.   Closure... More...
Expanded Burn Restrictions, Increased Fire Danger in Parts of Eastern Washington
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies, will implement the following changes in burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands. Check with local jurisdictions for additional restrictions.   Effective 12:01 a.m.,... More...
Burn Restrictions in Parts of Eastern Washington
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partnering agencies, is implementing the following changes in burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands. Check with local jurisdictions for additional restrictions.   Effective 12:01 a.m.... More...

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