Small Forest Landowner Office
The diversity of Washington state forestlands -- from the rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula to the dry coniferous forests of eastern Washington -- presents a wide range of management opportunities and choices. The Small Forest Landowner Office is here to help you. Contact us today.
Meet Holly Haley, our new Small Forest Landowner Office Community Outreach and Environmental Education Specialist Click here to review her profile.
Getting ready to file your 2021 taxes?
Make sure you read these important tax tips for forest landowners: Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2021 Tax Year.
At the Small Forest Landowner Office, we seek to provide you and other family forest owners with technical and financial assistance that helps you meet your objectives for your lands -- whether it's to enhance fish and wildlife habitat, reduce fuels, increase recreation opportunities, improve forest health, produce revenue or all of the above.
Financial Assistance Programs
- Family Forest Fish Passage program helps landowners replace culverts and other stream crossing structures that prevent trout, salmon and other fish from reaching upstream habitat.
Forestry Riparian Easement program compensates eligible landowners in exchange for a 50-year easement on “qualifying timber” on their property.
Rivers and Habitat Open Space program acquires permanent forestland conservation easements for unconfined channel migration zones and habitat that is critical for state threatened or endangered species.
Regulation Assistance Programs
Regulation Assistance program can assist you on any forest practices related questions and with the Forest Practices Application process.
Looking for help with Forest Stewardship?
Forest Stewardship is a nationwide program providing advice and assistance to help family forest owners manage their lands. The program is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Forest Service and state forestry agencies. In Washington state, the program is administered by DNR’s Forest Health and Resiliency Division.
Stewardship and forest-management foresters can help you assess resource conditions and forest health, identify potential problems and opportunities, and recommend management practices to help you achieve your objectives. The program can help you develop and implement a Forest Stewardship Plan to guide current and future management actions and help you qualify for financial assistance, current use taxation, recognition, and certification programs.
To learn more about the program, go to dnr.wa.gov/cost-share.
Are you interested in finding out about other incentive programs?
The Cascades to Coast Landscape Collaborative created a search tool called the Conservation Program Explorer. This tool helps to raise awareness of available programs and connect landowners to agencies and organizations that implement these programs. Click here to view the Conservation Program Explorer and find out about other incentive programs in your area.