Publications, Maps, and Data

Shared Learning

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shares what it learns in the Olympic Experimental State Forest (OESF) with forest managers, researchers, and anyone else interested in sustainable forest management. Explore this page for links to maps, data, and publications from current and past research projects. 

Project Publications

Links to publications in scientific journals and reports for current and recently completed projects can be found on the Research and Monitoring Projects page. Publications for projects completed before 2008 are listed in the OESF Research and Monitoring Catalog.

The Learning Forest Newsletter

For current and past issues, visit the Outreach and Education page. To subscribe, email the newsletter editor (Cathy Chauvin) or visit this link

Recently Published Graduate Student Theses

Follow these links to learn about graduate student research on the western Olympic Peninsula.




Remote sensing, research, forest inventory, and other types of data are available to researchers and the general public. For example, DNR maintains a number of long-term databases through the Status and Trends Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat project (2013 to present). These databases include data on stream channel morphology, stream temperature, hydrology, stream shade, and riparian trees.  Submit your request for data to the project lead or the OESF Research and Monitoring Manager (Teodora Minkova). 
DNR's GIS data are available here (requires the latest version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge), and DNR maps and survey data are available at this link.