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Washington heightens scrutiny of timber harvests near geological hazards

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Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has announced new requirements for proposed timber harvests near potential landslide hazard areas. Applicants for harvest permits will be required by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which Commissioner Goldmark administers, to

Department of Natural Resources launches derelict vessel “turn-in” program

Washington DNR derelict vessel removal program

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has developed a Vessel Turn-in Program (VTIP) to dismantle vessels that do not yet satisfy the legal definition of “derelict” or “abandoned,” but are likely to become derelict or abandoned in the

Governor Inslee signs bipartisan bill to further address the problems of derelict and abandoned vessels

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OLYMPIA – Surrounded by legislators and a diverse group of supportive stakeholders, Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation that builds on the state’s commitment to prevent derelict vessels from becoming a burden to the citizens of Washington State.   The

DNR to host safety conference for professional divers April 7-8 in Seattle

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that online registration is now open for the 2014 Professional Dive Safety Conference taking place April 7-8 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Registration is free,

DNR now accepting Community Forest Trust nominations

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now considering nominations for lands to be included in the state Community Forest Trust. Local communities interested in having lands included in the Community Forest Trust need to file

DNR says groundbreaking research could save Washington Douglas fir

Washington Academy of Sciences

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the publication of an important new scientific report on root rot diseases in Douglas fir trees by a Study Committee of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. DNR

Free Days at Washington State Parks this weekend

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OLYMPIA – Washington State Parks announces Sunday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 20 are the first of 12 “free days” in 2014 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park. The “free days”

WA Natural Resources Board OKs purchase of Wahkiakum forestland for Common School Trust

OLYMPIA – At its regular monthly meeting today, the state Board of Natural Resources authorized the purchase of 834 acres of working forestland in Wahkiakum County from a private seller for $2.19 million. DNR will manage the acquired parcels, located

Preacher Slough Road near Montesano closed for construction

DNR Preacher Slough

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that Preachers Slough Road near Montesano will close for construction of a river access site for small boats on January 6, 2014. DNR expects the site to be open by

DNR to enhance recreation opportunities in Green Mountain and Tahuya state forests

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the adoption of the Green Mountain and Tahuya State Forests Recreation Plan. The plan will guide the sustainable management of recreation in nearly 38,000 acres of DNR-managed forest