Our Washington State Program blends services from all AFRC programs to give our members a powerful voice on various forestry and timber-related issues in Olympia and elsewhere. Our staff actively engages the Washington State Legislature, Board of Natural Resources, other relevant agencies, and the Courts to ensure the state fulfills its fiduciary and constitutional obligation to manage DNR trust lands for its beneficiaries.
In addition to providing monitoring services to members on Washington State’s national forests, our Washington State Program engages with other stakeholders on Forest Service focused collaboratives, including leadership positions. Additionally the program pursues opportunities for cross-boundary forest management activities where national forests and DNR trust lands intersect, as well as promoting the use of Good Neighbor and Shared Stewardship Authorities. We also work closely with allies and partner organizations to protect and strengthen the state’s forest products sector across the supply chain.