Board of Natural Resources
   

The Board of Natural Resources sets policies to guide how the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages our state’s lands and resources. The board was formed when DNR was created in 1957.

The Board has several responsibilities:

  • Approve trust land timber sales
  • Approve sales, exchanges, or purchases of trust lands
  • Establish the sustainable harvest level for forested trust lands

The Board also serves in three other roles:

Harbor Line Commission — Establishes or relocates harbor lines to define boundaries for commerce and navigation in the state’s navigable waters.
 
Board of Appraisers — Carries out the Washington State Constitution’s requirement that no lands granted to the state for educational purposes be sold except to the highest bidder at public action unless improvements have been established by a Board of Appraisers.
 
Board on Geographic Names — Hears and considers recommendations from the Committee on Geographic Names for naming lakes, mountains, streams, places, towns and other geographic features within the state.

Meetings

PLEASE NOTE: Members of the public who would like to present materials to the Board of Natural Resources for consideration must provide the materials to the board coordinator three (3) business days prior to the board meeting. As the board normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except in August), materials must be submitted by the close of business on the Wednesday before the meeting in order to be distributed to Board members. Please send board materials to: bnr@dnr.wa.gov.
 
The Board meets the first Tuesday of each month except August. (see list below)
Board meetings will also be listed on the agency calendar.
 

2017 MEETINGS

September 5, 2017 

Agenda
Minutes 

MEETING MATERIALS

 

August 17/18, 2017 Board Retreat

 
Agenda
Minutes 
 
The Board of Natural Resources Retreat is open to the public. Please click here for more information.
If you plan to attend registration is required prior to August 10, 2017. Register Here
 
Questions? Please email us at BNRRetreat2017@dnr.wa.gov

MEETING MATERIALS

 

July 7, 2017 Special Meeting

Minutes
 

July 5, 2017 


April 4, 2017 

MEETING MATERIALS


March 7, 2017 

MEETING MATERIALS


February 7, 2017 

MEETING MATERIALS

 

January 17, 2017 - Special Board Meeting

 

January 3, 2017

MEETING MATERIALS

 

2016 MEETINGS


December 6, 2016

MEETING MATERIALS

 

November 1, 2016

MEETING MATERIALS

 

October 17, 2016 - Special Board Meeting

MEETING MATERIALS

 

October 4, 2016

MEETING MATERIALS

 

September 6, 2016

MEETING MATERIALS

 

August 11, 2016 - Special Board Meeting


July 5, 2016

May 3, 2016

April 5, 2016


January 5, 2016

MEETING MATERIALS