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 By Department Of Natural Resources    News    November 8, 2012

Board of Natural Resources approves additional acres for working forest at Lake Roesiger

OLYMPIA – At its monthly public today, the state Board of Natural Resources approved the purchase of 80.67 acres of forestland west of Lake Roesiger in Snohomish County from a private party. The acquisition borders a 2,845-acre working forest...

 
 By Department Of Natural Resources    News    September 11, 2012

Goldmark urges extra caution this weekend as wildfire conditions intensify across Eastern Washington

Winds and extremely dry grasses and brush will heighten the chances of accidental wildfire starts OLYMPIA – Bone dry conditions combined with high winds will boost the potential for wildfire to very high levels starting early Sunday in Washingt...

 
 By Department Of Natural Resources    News    August 17, 2012

Goldmark announces new members of executive team

OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark today announced new appointments to his executive team managing operations of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Kyle Blum was appointed Deputy Supervisor for State...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Natural Resources    News    May 21, 2012

State Committee on Geographic Names tables Soap Lake name change request

OLYMPIA – At its regular semi-annual meeting today, the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names tabled a proposal to change the name of Soap Lake in Grant County to Smokiam Lake. The panel also turned down a proposal to change of the nam...

 
 By Department Of Natural Resources    News    May 4, 2012

Goldmark’s request helps cash-strapped counties

OLYMPIA – The budget signed by Governor Christine Gregoire on May 2, 2012, includes $10 million dollars to 20 timber counties in Washington State. Checks will soon be distributed to the counties. “I am grateful to the legislature and the...

 
 By The Washington State Department Of Natural Resources (dnr)    News    July 30, 2009

Fire season snapshot: High number of fires, low number of acres burned

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today released a snapshot of the number of wildfires and acres burned on state and private lands that the department protects. Initial attack by DNR and its partners, with the...

 
 By The Washington State Department Of Natural Resources (dnr    News    July 30, 2009

Fire danger is very high in western and central Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to more than 40 new wildfire incidents across the state today. In an unusual weather pattern, temperatures have been higher on the state’s westside than in the east,...