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Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan 
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Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan

In Washington State, Forest Practices are regulated by means of the Forest Practices Act, established by the legislature, and by the rules established by the Washington Forest Practices Board (the Board). The Board is charged with establishing rules to protect the state's public resources while maintaining a viable timber industry.  DNR staff provide support to this Board by implementing and enforcing the rules it adopts.

The Forest Practices Act applies to primarily all non-Federal and non-tribal forestland.  Much of these forestlands contains habitat for aquatic and riparian-dependent species that have been listed (or may be listed in the future) under the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The forest practices rules require the maintenance and restoration of aquatic and riparian habitat. As a result, this Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan (FPHCP) asserts that the rules and the program are a means of meeting the requirements of the ESA, as well as those of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) for species included in the plan.

Through the FPHCP, the State of Washington seeks to provide long-term conservation of covered species, support an economically viable timber industry and create regulatory stability for landowners.

Forest PrActices HCP Sections

Forest Practices HCP Cover  (62KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Acknowledgements  (20KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Cover Letter  (474KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Erata  (523KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Title Page  (1,094KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Table of Contents  (517KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Executive Summary  (549KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 1 - Introduction   (2,326KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 2 - Planning Context   (821KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 3 - Biological Data On and Factors Affecting Covered Species  (1,361KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 4 - The Plan  (551KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 4a - Forest Practices Administrative Framework  (770KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 4b - Riparian Strategy  (752KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 4c - Upland Strategy  (547KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 4d - Rationale for the Plan  (775KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 4e - Direct and Indirect Effects of Activities Covered by the Plan (557KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Chapter 5 - Alternatives  (551KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix A - Implementation Agreement  (562KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix B - Forests and Fish Report  (24,810KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix C - 1999 Forests and Fish Law (ESHB 2091)  (654KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix D - Forests and Fish Report - Federal Assurances (HB 2570)  (533KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix E - Chapter 76.09 (Forest Practices)  (541KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix F - Forest Practices Board Manual  (529KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix G - Road Maintenance and Abandonment Plans (HB 1095)  (663KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix H - Cooperative Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Committee Work Plan  (747KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix I - Timber, Fish and Wildlife Cultural Resources Committee, FFR Addendum, Cultural Resources and Protection Management Plan  (880KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix J1 - Small Forest Landowner Database  (1,848KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix J2 - Exempt 20-Acre Parcel Riparian Management Zones: An Assessment of Riparian Function  (528KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix K - Critical Area Calculations  (536KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix L - Timber, Fish & Wildlife Agreement  (6,734KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix M - Rain on Snow  (12,433KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Appendix N - Schedule L-1 Key Questions, Resource Objectives, and Performance Targets for Adaptive Management  (580KB  PDF)  

Forest Practices HCP Acronyms  (529KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP References  (588KB  PDF)

Forest Practices HCP Back Cover  (20KB  PDF)

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 Contacts

Forest Practices HCP Administrators
WA DNR Forest Practices Division
P.O. Box 47012 Olympia, WA 98504-7012
360-902-1409
Fax 360-902-1428
HCP_Administrator@dnr.wa.gov

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