Launched by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz in May 2018, the Solutions Table is tasked with finding solutions that will assist both the conservation of marbled murrelet habitat on state lands and the nearby rural communities that have been impacted by the protection of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

The U.S. Endangered Species Act requires the state Board of Natural Resources — chaired by Commissioner Franz — to develop a long-term conservation strategy for the marbled murrelet on state lands. That strategy includes conserving some state forestland for marbled murrelet habitat.

Who:      Members representing community, conservation and economic interests

What:    Meeting of the Solutions Table on Marbled Murrelet  

When:   Thursday, November 14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where:  Aberdeen High School Community Room, 410 N. G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520

Why:      To create solutions that assist both the marbled murrelet and timber communities.

The Solutions Table is its own process separate from the Board of Natural Resources’ long-term conservation strategy or habitat conservation plan processes.

Workgroup teleconference details

Who:      Members representing community, conservation and economic interests

What:    Teleconference for the Solutions Table on Marbled Murrelet Small Group on Habitat Management

When:   Friday, October 15, 9-11 a.m.

How:    Join Zoom Meeting at https://rossstrategic.zoom.us/j/364816170 with your computer audio, or call toll-free 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247 and use meeting ID 364-816-170.

Managing Working Forests for Public Benefit

Led by Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, DNR manages 3 million acres of trust land to provide revenue for schools, hospitals, libraries, and other critical public services. State trust forests are protected from development, clean our air and water, and provide opportunities for outdoor recreation.

For more information and full agendas for both meetings, visit dnr.wa.gov/solutionstable.