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Cooking salmon for the Natural Resources Tribal Summit, Sept. 13-14, 2010   Dancers from the Nisqually Tribe at the Natural Resources Tribal Summit, Sept. 13-14, 2010   Dancers from the Nisqually Tribe at the Natural Resources Tribal Summit, Sept. 13-14, 2010   Banners displayed at the Natural Resources Tribal Summit, Sept. 13-14, 2010 

UPDATED:  September 4, 2014

NOTICE:  DATE CHANGE
2014 Tribal Summit

The 2014 Natural Resources Tribal Summit has been rescheduled, and will now be held on November 5th and 6th.
 
We have rescheduled to avoid a date conflict with both the Health and Human Services Administration meeting and the National Tribal Unity meeting that are scheduled to occur the week of September 15th in Washington D.C.
 
Please Confirm your Attendance
Let us know at your earliest convenience whether or not you’ll be able to attend the November Natural Resources Summit which will be held at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge. In partnership with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, we will open with a reception and dinner on November 5th at 5pm, and begin a roundtable meeting at 9am on the 6th.
 
For More Information
We welcome your participation in the planning meetings.  Please contact DNRs Tribal Liaison, Joenne McGerr at 360.902.1012, or Debra Lekanoff, Office of the Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community at 360.391.5296 with any questions you might have.


 
Collaborative Relationships with Washington Tribes helps ensure good Communication
DNR works toward collaborative relationships and good communication with Tribes in all its programs, at all levels across the agency. The department recognizes the Tribes' separate rights and authorities and maintains government-to-government relations with the 29 recognized Indian Tribes residing in the state of Washington as well as other interested Indian Tribes outside of the state of Washington. 

The Centennial Accord was established in 1989 through the governor and the signatory tribes. In addition, the Commissioner of Public Lands also recognizes the department's relationship with Washington's sovereign tribes with an official Commissioner's Order on Tribal Relations. The Commissioner's Order serves as the department's overall tribal relations policy and commits the department to conduct relations with the tribes as one government to another. Building on the foundation that the Centennial Accord provided, the Governor and tribes met in 1999 to again express their desire to build stronger working relationships by adopting the Millennium Agreement. These various documents provide the context for DNR's tribal relations program.

DNR’s Tribal Relations Manager coordinates these efforts for the agency. 
 

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 Publications

bc_nsoit_agenda_20141022.pdf   Northern Spotted Owl Implementation Team Meeting  (150.4 KB  PDF)
Northern Spotted Owl Implementation Team Meeting

em_strategic_plan_2014_2017.pdf   DNR Strategic Plan 2014-2017: Update to the Goldmark Agenda  (7.17 MB  PDF)
DNR Strategic Plan 2014-2017: Update to the Goldmark Agenda.

lm_silv_contract_1514_sps_pct.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1514  (3.15 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1514 - PreCommercial Thinning

em_bc_bnr_september_results.pdf   September Timber Sale Results  (29.8 KB  PDF)
September Timber Sale Results

bc_fp_meeting_audio2_20140903.WMA   Meeting Audio 2 20140903  (19.67 MB  WMA)
Meeting Audio 2 20140903

lm_silv_contract_1537_se_survey.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1537  (2.74 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1537 - Glenwood Fixed Plot Stand Survey

bc_tfwcrr_agenda_20140916.pdf   9-16-14 TFW Cultural Resources Roundtable Meeting Agenda  (157.5 KB  PDF)
9-16-14 TFW Cultural Resources Roundtable Meeting Agenda

bc_fpb_presentation3_20140708.pdf   WDFW-KGM Bacterial Hoof Disease  (7.26 MB  PDF)
Presentation - WDFW-KGM Bacterial Hoof Disease

bc_fpb_presentation2_20140708.pdf   WSDA Authority on Pesticides  (2.40 MB  PDF)
Presentation - WSDA Authority on Pesticides

bc_fpb_presentation1_20140708.pdf   Forest Chemical Use in Forest Practices  (267.8 KB  PDF)
Presentation - Forest Chemical Use in Forest Practices

bc_fp_meeting_audio4_20140904.WMA   Audio Minutes from Special board meeting 9-4-2014  (29.28 MB  WMA)
Audio Minutes from Special board meeting 9-4-2014

bc_fp_meeting_audio3_20140904.WMA   Audio Minutes from Special board meeting 9-4-2014  (1.32 MB  WMA)
Audio Minutes from Special board meeting 9-4-2014

bc_fp_meeting_audio2_20140904.WMA   Audio Minutes from Special board meeting   (10.72 MB  WMA)
Audio Minutes from Special board meeting 9-4-2014

bc_fp_meeting_audio1_20140904.WMA   Audio from 9-4-2014 Special Meeting   (26.34 MB  WMA)
Audio from 9-4-2014

bc_ffp_tfw_policy_monthly_workload_20140828.docx   Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee – Monthly Workload   (32.0 KB  DOCX)
Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee – Monthly Workload

bc_ffp_shade_temperature_effectiveness_study_findings_report_13mar2014.pdf   Findings Report for Bull Trout Overlay  (31.4 KB  PDF)
Findings Report for Bull Trout Overlay

bc_ffp_shade_and_temperature _effectiveness_study_022814_with _report_cover.pdf   Washington State Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program  (2.44 MB  PDF)
Effectiveness of riparian management zone prescriptions in protection and maintaining shade and water temperature in forested streams of Eastern Washington

bc_ffp_roads_effectiveness_policy_review_090214.doc   Roads Effectiveness Best Management Practices TWIG  (48.5 KB  DOC)
Roads Effectiveness Best Management Practices TWIG

bc_ffp_minutes_201408148.docx   Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee  (54.8 KB  DOCX)
Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee August 6 & 7, 2014 Meeting Summary

bc_cmer_agenda_05272014.pdf   CMER Agenda 05/27/2014  (89.5 KB  PDF)
CMER Agenda 05/27/2014

bc_cmer_agenda_06242014.pdf   CMER Agenda 06/24/2014  (25.3 KB  PDF)
CMER Agenda 06/24/2014

bc_cmer_agenda_20140527.pdf   CMER Agenda 5/27/14  (88.4 KB  PDF)
CMER Agenda 5/27/14

bc_cmer_agenda_20140624.pdf   CMER Agenda 6/24/14  (25.3 KB  PDF)
CMER Agenda 6/24/14

bc_cmer_minutes_06242014.pdf   CMER Minutes 6/24/14  (67.2 KB  PDF)
CMER Minutes 6/24/14

bc_cmer_minutes_05272014.pdf   CMER Minutes 5/27/14  (70.4 KB  PDF)
CMER Minutes 5/27/14

bc_fpb_materials_12_20140903.xlsx   Copy of CMER Project Status and Flagging 8_28_2014  (187.4 KB  XLSX)
Copy of CMER Project Status and Flagging 8_28_2014

bc_fpb_minutes_draft_20140708.pdf   7-8-2014 Draft Minutes 8_27  (30.9 KB  PDF)
7-8-2014 Draft Minutes 8_27

bc_fpb_materials_12_20140903.pdf   Copy of CMER Project Status and Flagging 8_28_2014  (297.3 KB  PDF)
Copy of CMER Project Status and Flagging 8_28_2014

bc_fpb_materials_11_20140903.pdf   CMER Update Memorandum_0082814  (26.3 KB  PDF)
CMER Update Memorandum_0082814

bc_fpb_materials_10_20140903.pdf   Policy's Prioritization of Workload v8-29-14  (96.1 KB  PDF)
Policy's Prioritization of Workload v8-29-14

bc_fpb_materials_9_20140903.pdf   TFW Policy Monthly Workload v 8-25-14  (108.7 KB  PDF)
TFW Policy Monthly Workload v 8-25-14

lm_silv_contract_1504_sps_crgh.pdf   Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1504  (10.01 MB  PDF)
Invitation to Bid on Silviculture Contract # 1504 - Conifer Release, Ground Herbicide

bc_fpb_materials_4_20140904.pdf   August 12, 2014, Forest Practices Board Meeting Public Comment Response  (184.0 KB  PDF)
August 12, 2014, Forest Practices Board Meeting Public Comment Response

bc_fpb_materials_3_20140904.pdf   Petition for Rule-making for Western Gray Squirrel  (68.6 KB  PDF)
Petition for Rule-making for Western Gray Squirrel

bc_fpb_materials_2_20140904.pdf   Review of FPAs with Potential to Affect Unstable Slopes  (156.1 KB  PDF)
Review of FPAs with Potential to Affect Unstable Slopes

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 Contacts

Joenne McGerr
Tribal Relations Manager
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1012
Fax 360-902-1775
joenne.mcgerr@dnr.wa.gov

Shelby Hultman
Office Manager
360-902-1287
shelby.hultman@dnr.wa.gov

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 Meetings & Events

Saturday Oct 25, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Reiter Foothills ORV October Work Party

Sunday Oct 26, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Walker Valley ORV Work Party - Oct 26

Tuesday Oct 28, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CMER Committee Meeting

Tuesday Oct 28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Timber Sale Auction at Northeast Region

Tuesday Oct 28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Timber Sale Auction at South Puget Sound Region

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