State Trust Lands are Essential to Washington's Economy

Adams CountyAsotin CountyBenton CountyChelan CountyClallam CountyClark CountyColumbia CountyCowlitz CountyDouglas CountyFerry CountyFranklin CountyGarfield CountyGrant CountyGrays Harbor CountyIsland CountyJefferson CountyKing CountyKitsap CountyKittitas CountyKlickitat CountyLewis CountyLincoln CountyMason CountyOkanogan CountyPacific CountyPend Oreille CountyPierce CountySan Juan CountySkagit CountySkamania CountySnohomish CountySpokane CountyStevens CountyThurston CountyWahkiakum CountyWalla Walla CountyWhatcom CountyWhitman CountyYakima County

Sustainable timber harvests from state trust lands provide jobs in rural communities

Our State Legacy: State trust lands were granted by Congress to produce non-tax revenue for essential public institutions. Among the largest beneficiary of the land grants is K-12 public schools, but also included are public buildings, universities and counties.

The beneficiaries rely on responsible management. As manager of state trust lands, the Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) has a legal fiduciary responsibility to generate revenue in perpetuity, and maintain an undivided loyalty to the beneficiaries while managing trust assets prudently. (WA Supreme Court: Skamania vs. State of WA 1984). More than half of the trust lands are set aside for conservation.

Sustainable Timber Harvest: While sustainable timber harvesting is the largest proportion of revenue generated for the beneficiaries (63% in 2015), other revenue producing activities include solar and wind energy, communication towers, agricultural land leases, easements, and aquaculture—such as geoducks and other shellfish. There is no coal or oil extraction on DNR trust lands.




Washington State Forestland: 22,983,438 acres; Restricted Forest: 53%; Working Forest: 47%Click on the map to find out the economic impact of working forests in your county.



Statewide (Trust Lands Poster, Aquatic Lands Boundaries)

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands2,746,480
DNR working forest Trust lands1,231,919
County working forest Trust lands632,099
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest6,333
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)15,997
Total wages$707,718,348
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)469,236
DNR working forest Trust lands1,231,919
County working forest Trust lands632,099
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation882,462
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands2,746,480

Adams County

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DNR working forest Trust lands
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DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation
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Asotin County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands
DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
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Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)
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Benton County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands
DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)
Total wages
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)
DNR working forest Trust lands
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DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands

Chelan County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands20,572
DNR working forest Trust lands10,370
County working forest Trust lands0
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest1
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)1
Total wages$61,649
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)43
DNR working forest Trust lands10,370
County working forest Trust lands0
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation10,202
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands20,572

Clallam County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands244,496
DNR working forest Trust lands105,843
County working forest Trust lands92,525
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest458
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)1,156
Total wages$55,279,393
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)33,941
DNR working forest Trust lands105,843
County working forest Trust lands92,525
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation46,128
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands244,496

Clark County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands84,588
DNR working forest Trust lands24,690
County working forest Trust lands30,363
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest273
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)690
Total wages$27,397,341
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)20,540
DNR working forest Trust lands24,690
County working forest Trust lands30,363
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation29,534
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands84,588

Columbia County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands
DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)
Total wages
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)
DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation
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Cowlitz County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands94,592
DNR working forest Trust lands46,848
County working forest Trust lands11,352
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest623
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)1,574
Total wages$80,393,656
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)48,326
DNR working forest Trust lands46,848
County working forest Trust lands11,352
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation36,392
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands94,592

Douglas County

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DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest
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2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)
DNR working forest Trust lands
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DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation
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Ferry County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands24,266
DNR working forest Trust lands18,430
County working forest Trust lands0
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest52
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)131
Total wages$4,871,968
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)4,019
DNR working forest Trust lands18,430
County working forest Trust lands0
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation5,836
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands24,266

Franklin County

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DNR working forest Trust lands
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Garfield County

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Grant County

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Grays Harbor County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands113,196
DNR working forest Trust lands51,313
County working forest Trust lands31,300
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest519
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)1,311
Total wages$63,268,514
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)39,472
DNR working forest Trust lands51,313
County working forest Trust lands31,300
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation30,583
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands113,196

Island County

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DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest
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Total wages
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)
DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation
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Jefferson County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands202,824
DNR working forest Trust lands102,385
County working forest Trust lands14,703
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest367
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)927
Total wages$36,507,585
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)28,472
DNR working forest Trust lands102,385
County working forest Trust lands14,703
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation85,736
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands202,824

King County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands123,340
DNR working forest Trust lands27,878
County working forest Trust lands28,912
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest74
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)188
Total wages$9,533,057
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)4,809
DNR working forest Trust lands27,878
County working forest Trust lands28,912
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation66,550
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands123,340

Kitsap County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands21,158
DNR working forest Trust lands5,914
County working forest Trust lands7,736
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest57
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)144
Total wages$5,510,290
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)4,411
DNR working forest Trust lands5,914
County working forest Trust lands7,736
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation7,508
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands21,158

Kittitas County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands87,480
DNR working forest Trust lands73,725
County working forest Trust lands0
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest96
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)242
Total wages$7,872,625
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)7,427
DNR working forest Trust lands73,725
County working forest Trust lands0
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation13,755
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands87,480

Klickitat County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands89,614
DNR working forest Trust lands31,040
County working forest Trust lands20,445
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest19
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)47
Total wages$1,900,055
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)1,071
DNR working forest Trust lands31,040
County working forest Trust lands20,445
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation38,129
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands89,614

Lewis County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands135,430
DNR working forest Trust lands51,548
County working forest Trust lands43,086
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest508
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)1,283
Total wages$61,640,992
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)37,267
DNR working forest Trust lands51,548
County working forest Trust lands43,086
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation40,796
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands135,430

Lincoln County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands
DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest
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Total wages
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)
DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation
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Mason County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands80,600
DNR working forest Trust lands30,937
County working forest Trust lands28,911
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest324
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)818
Total wages$38,417,774
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)23,996
DNR working forest Trust lands30,937
County working forest Trust lands28,911
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation20,752
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands80,600

Okanogan County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands179,296
DNR working forest Trust lands145,426
County working forest Trust lands0
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest283
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)714
Total wages$24,763,883
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)21,920
DNR working forest Trust lands145,426
County working forest Trust lands0
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation33,870
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands179,296

Pacific County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands106,121
DNR working forest Trust lands32,785
County working forest Trust lands23,340
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest453
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)1,144
Total wages$50,963,257
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)34,552
DNR working forest Trust lands32,785
County working forest Trust lands23,340
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation49,996
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands106,121

Pend Oreille County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands25,250
DNR working forest Trust lands23,279
County working forest Trust lands0
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest28
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)72
Total wages$2,833,694
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)2,208
DNR working forest Trust lands23,279
County working forest Trust lands0
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation1,971
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands25,250

Pierce County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands36,047
DNR working forest Trust lands15,202
County working forest Trust lands12,218
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest44
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)112
Total wages$4,844,776
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)3,429
DNR working forest Trust lands15,202
County working forest Trust lands12,218
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation8,627
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands36,047

San Juan County

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DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest
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2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)
DNR working forest Trust lands
County working forest Trust lands
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation
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Skagit County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands222,739
DNR working forest Trust lands53,032
County working forest Trust lands84,704
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest423
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)1,069
Total wages$48,902,417
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)28,907
DNR working forest Trust lands53,032
County working forest Trust lands84,704
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation85,003
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands222,739

Skamania County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands115,906
DNR working forest Trust lands12,533
County working forest Trust lands42,967
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest37
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)94
Total wages$3,858,030
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)2,889
DNR working forest Trust lands12,533
County working forest Trust lands42,967
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation60,406
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands115,906

Snohomish County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands196,575
DNR working forest Trust lands50,310
County working forest Trust lands64,180
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest508
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)1,283
Total wages$54,670,494
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)37,596
DNR working forest Trust lands50,310
County working forest Trust lands64,180
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation82,085
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands196,575

Spokane County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands12,516
DNR working forest Trust lands11,212
County working forest Trust lands0
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest84
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)213
Total wages$6,504,893
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)6,541
DNR working forest Trust lands11,212
County working forest Trust lands0
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation1,303
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands12,516

Stevens County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands132,987
DNR working forest Trust lands122,598
County working forest Trust lands201
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest279
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)704
Total wages$30,546,905
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)21,613
DNR working forest Trust lands122,598
County working forest Trust lands201
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation10,188
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands132,987

Thurston County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands102,400
DNR working forest Trust lands40,719
County working forest Trust lands43,590
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest387
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)978
Total wages$44,721,953
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)23,554
DNR working forest Trust lands40,719
County working forest Trust lands43,590
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation18,091
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands102,400

Wahkiakum County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands50,350
DNR working forest Trust lands18,323
County working forest Trust lands12,841
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest72
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)183
Total wages$8,338,539
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)5,609
DNR working forest Trust lands18,323
County working forest Trust lands12,841
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation19,186
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands50,350

Walla Walla County

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Whatcom County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands131,417
DNR working forest Trust lands41,157
County working forest Trust lands38,725
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest352
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)888
Total wages$32,981,535
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)25,674
DNR working forest Trust lands41,157
County working forest Trust lands38,725
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation51,535
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands131,417

Whitman County

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Yakima County

Total DNR & county forest Trust lands103,703
DNR working forest Trust lands78,113
County working forest Trust lands0
Direct jobs supported by DNR timber harvest12
Total jobs supported (direct, indirect and induced)31
Total wages$1,133,073
2015 DNR total harvest (mbf)950
DNR working forest Trust lands78,113
County working forest Trust lands0
DNR Trust lands set aside for conservation25,590
Total DNR & County forested Trust lands103,703