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Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government

Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Achieve sustainable use of public natural resources

Strategy: Achieve sustainable use of public natural resources

Agency: 465 - State Parks and Recreation Commission

A002 - Administration

Administration provides executive leadership, commission support, policy development, financial services, facilities management, technology services, human resources, communications, risk management, records management and other related agency-wide systems support and services.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 22.3 22.3 22.3
001 - General Fund
State 578,000 597,000 1,175,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 3,382,000 3,424,000 6,806,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 22.3 22.3 22.3
GFS 578,000.0 597,000.0 1,175,000.0
Other 3,382,000.0 3,424,000.0 6,806,000.0
Totals 3,960,000.0 4,021,000.0 7,981,000.0

001039 - Total park generated revenue

Total park generated revenue in the millions.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 $19,778,246.00 $20,039,800.00
2015-17 Q2 $6,974,418.00 $6,038,300.00
2015-17 Q3 $7,343,792.00 $7,033,100.00
2015-17 Q4 $17,401,430.00 $17,176,000.00
2015-17 Q5 $21,694,481.00 $19,598,400.00
2015-17 Q6 $6,245,130.00 $6,114,100.00
2015-17 Q7 $6,539,054.00 $7,097,700.00
2015-17 Q8 $17,880,132.00 $17,643,600.00
2017-19 Q1 $22,564,465.00 $20,829,400.00
2017-19 Q2 $7,221,700.00 $6,697,300.00
2017-19 Q3 $7,356,253.00 $7,111,300.00
2017-19 Q4 $19,112,018.00 $18,325,000.00
2017-19 Q5 $22,600,479.00 $24,079,200.00
2017-19 Q6 $7,647,369.00 $7,275,600.00
2017-19 Q7 $7,588,440.00 $7,459,600.00
2017-19 Q8 $20,392,317.00 $18,894,600.00
2019-21 Q1 $23,724,572.00 $23,875,100.00
2019-21 Q2 $7,895,823.00 $7,641,200.00
2019-21 Q3 $8,130,673.00 $7,783,500.00
2019-21 Q4 $14,742,815.00 $20,221,600.00
2019-21 Q5 $27,319,395.00 $23,913,200.00
2019-21 Q6 $10,065,940.00 $8,091,500.00
2019-21 Q7 $0.00 $8,029,200.00
2019-21 Q8 $0.00 $21,576,700.00

002676 - Increase percentage of employees job satisfation

Annual Employee Engagement Survey administered by OFM Human Resources.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 79% 79%
2015-17 A3 81% 81%
2017-19 A2 82% 83%
2017-19 A3 81% 84%
2019-21 A2 0% 85%
2019-21 A3 0% 86%

A004 - State Parks Operations

Washington has 125 developed state parks and 92 heritage sites, conservation areas and other properties on more than 125,000 acres of land, receiving about 35 million visits each year. Park facilities include picnic, day-use and historic sites; conference, interpretive and retreat centers; and overnight accommodations which includes campsites, cabins and yurts and vacation houses. Parks provide public access to ocean beaches and water recreation facilities, which include boat launches, docks, floats, marinas, and numerous park and cross-state trails. State Parks Operations staff prevent and mitigate risks to visitors, other park staff, park property, and park natural and cultural resources. This activity includes the commissioning of park rangers to provide law enforcement services for visitors and protect park resources. Park Operations’ staff address the maintenance and repair needs of parks infrastructure, trees, buildings and other structures, trails and roads. Staff is responsible for agency vehicles and equipment, along with maintenance and preservation of freshwater and saltwater piers, pilings, bulkheads, mooring buoys, and docks. Volunteers support the parks by donating time doing work within the parks that span from one-time work parties to monthly hosting work in the campgrounds. Their efforts are to the betterment of the park system.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 605.4 604.2 604.8
001 - General Fund
State 13,358,000 13,584,000 26,942,000
Federal 575,000 575,000
001 - General Fund Totals 13,358,000 14,159,000 27,517,000
01B - ORV & Nonhighway Account
State 200,000 203,000 403,000
159 - Parks Improvement Account
Non-Appropriated 300,000 300,000 600,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 48,806,000 54,554,000 103,360,000
Local 159,000 261,000 420,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account Totals 48,965,000 54,815,000 103,780,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 748,000 748,000 1,496,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 605.4 604.2 604.8
GFS 13,358,000.0 13,584,000.0 26,942,000.0
Other 50,213,000.0 56,641,000.0 106,854,000.0
Totals 63,571,000.0 70,225,000.0 133,796,000.0

000511 - Volunteer hours

Number of donated individual, hosts and groups volunteer hours
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 221,333 232,766
2015-17 A3 214,444 238,585
2017-19 A2 212,000 218,732
2017-19 A3 193,795 223,106
2019-21 A2 118,414 223,106
2019-21 A3 0 195,134

001030 - Interpretive Programs Attendance

Number of visitors attending formal interpretive programs at State Parks.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 167,396 169,000
2015-17 A3 172,700 176,000
2017-19 A2 192,265 177,900
2017-19 A3 199,360 198,033
2019-21 A2 201,540 205,400
2019-21 A3 0 209,500

001040 - Annual Attendance (number in thousands)

Annual attendance including overnight, day use, Interpretive Centers, Environmental Learning Centers and moorage.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 35,000 35,000
2015-17 A3 35,373 35,000
2017-19 A2 36,745 35,350
2017-19 A3 37,997 35,700
2019-21 A2 34,717 35,350
2019-21 A3 0 35,700

001314 - Dollar value of in-kind and volunteer contributions to state parks

Dollar value of volunteers' time and private dollars donated
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 $3,098,662.00 $3,258,724.00
2015-17 A3 $3,002,216.00 $3,340,190.00
2017-19 A2 $3,180,000.00 $3,062,248.00
2017-19 A3 $2,906,925.00 $3,346,590.00
2019-21 A2 $2,032,402.00 $3,062,248.00
2019-21 A3 $0.00 $3,512,412.00

A018 - Winter Recreation

The Winter Recreation Program is responsible for managing a statewide system of Sno-Parks that provide public access to snow-based recreational trails, enabling activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ski-joring (skiers towed by one or two dogs). To ensure safe public access and enjoyment, the program provides snow removal at parking areas; trail grooming, safety education and law enforcement, and sanitation services. The Winter Recreation Program is funded solely from snowmobile registration fees, Sno-Park permit sales, and a refunded portion of the state fuel tax that is attributed to snowmobile use, and grant support when available. The activity also provides pass-through dedicated funds for the operation of the Northwest Avalanche Center.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 4.3 4.3 4.3
001 - General Fund
State 129,000 129,000 258,000
007 - Winter Recreation Program Account
State 1,558,000 1,752,000 3,310,000
01M - Snowmobile Account
State 2,749,000 2,908,000 5,657,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 20,000 23,000 43,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 4.3 4.3 4.3
GFS 129,000.0 129,000.0 258,000.0
Other 4,327,000.0 4,683,000.0 9,010,000.0
Totals 4,456,000.0 4,812,000.0 9,268,000.0

000267 - Winter Recreation Annual Passes Sold

Number of winter recreation passes sold citizens, visitors, vendors and distributed with snowmobile registrations.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 61,933 45,000
2015-17 A3 72,170 71,292
2017-19 A2 58,910 73,974
2017-19 A3 63,326 70,900
2019-21 A2 35,866 70,900
2019-21 A3 0 70,900

001301 - Winter trail miles groomed

Average annual number of trail-miles groomed for winter recreation use such as skiing and snowmobiling
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 65,938 46,977
2015-17 A3 114,958 75,828
2017-19 A2 71,293 116,682
2017-19 A3 72,473 80,600
2019-21 A2 66,587 80,600
2019-21 A3 0 80,600

A019 - Park Improvement and Real Estate Management

State Parks manages building construction, renovation, and preservation of park facilities and infrastructure; provides long range park planning; land acquisition, disposal, and management of real property consistent with the Commission's mission and vision. This activity also resolves trespass issues; provides park bridge inspections; identifies the Seashore Conservation Area boundaries; administers the agency water rights and sales of valuable materials; and manages the agency leases, including communication sites (two-way radio, televisions and other broadcasting facilities) and other non-recreation agreements.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 19.3 19.3 19.3
001 - General Fund
State 569,000 586,000 1,155,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 2,079,000 1,974,000 4,053,000

Operating

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 1.0 1.0 1.0
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 593,000 593,000 1,186,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 20.3 20.3 20.3
GFS 569,000.0 586,000.0 1,155,000.0
Other 2,672,000.0 2,567,000.0 5,239,000.0
Totals 3,241,000.0 3,153,000.0 6,394,000.0

002671 - Improve Facility conditions in state parks

The Facility Inventory and Condition Assessment Program system is used effectively to monitor and plan for facility preservation, renovation, and construction activities.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 63% 63%
2015-17 A3 64% 64%
2017-19 A2 65% 65%
2017-19 A3 66% 67%
2019-21 A2 67% 68%
2019-21 A3 0% 69%

A021 - Natural and Cultural Resource Stewardship

State Parks protects natural, historic, and cultural resources as part of its core mission. This activity administers salmon recovery projects, forest management, fire protection, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review, environmental permitting, archaeological review, artifact curation, historic preservation, shellfish resource protection and enhancement, wildlife management, weed control, monitoring and reporting of agency sustainability efforts and State Parks arbor crew activities. The activity also conducts research, develops natural and cultural resources policies and procedures; coordinates efforts to reduce water pollution from recreational boating activities by providing United States Fish and Wildlife Service capital grants to public and private marinas and moorage facilities to install boating sewage disposal facilities.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 23.9 23.8 23.9
001 - General Fund
State 822,000 1,021,000 1,843,000
Federal 635,000 646,000 1,281,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,457,000 1,667,000 3,124,000
02R - Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account
State 172,000 195,000 367,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 2,746,000 2,671,000 5,417,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 23.9 23.8 23.9
GFS 822,000.0 1,021,000.0 1,843,000.0
Other 3,553,000.0 3,512,000.0 7,065,000.0
Totals 4,375,000.0 4,533,000.0 8,908,000.0

002674 - Acres of forested lands treated for forest health and fuel reduction

Acres of forested lands treated for forest health and fuel reduction. Forest health plans and contracts.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 224 250
2015-17 A3 435 250
2017-19 A2 335 250
2017-19 A3 1,413 270
2019-21 A2 394 500
2019-21 A3 0 500

002675 - Number of fish-passage culverts replaced

List of fish passage barriers submitted to court as part of U.S. v. Washington case. Annual progress reports submitted to affected Tribes.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 4 3
2015-17 A3 0 0

A022 - Statewide Boating

State Parks provides boater education and outreach; marine law enforcement and mandatory boating certification; accident reporting; aids to navigation and working with the Department of Licensing for the registration and titling of vessels. These efforts are conducted under authority delegated to Washington State Parks by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Through this work, the program provides training, funding, and recognition to 52 local law enforcement agencies that maintain marine law enforcement programs, administer Washington’s mandatory boating education law, and coordinates the boating accident reporting system. This activity approves city and county marine law enforcement programs as meeting standards to receive vessel registration funds and also passes through federal funds to programs for marine patrols. Funds are provided by the United States Coast Guard, Recreation Conservation Office (boating excise tax), and vessel registration fees.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 8.0 6.5 7.3
001 - General Fund
State 75,000 75,000 150,000
Federal 3,198,000 2,025,000 5,223,000
001 - General Fund Totals 3,273,000 2,100,000 5,373,000
09B - Boating Safety Educ Certification
Non-Appropriated 369,000 421,000 790,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 8.0 6.5 7.3
GFS 75,000.0 75,000.0 150,000.0
Other 3,567,000.0 2,446,000.0 6,013,000.0
Totals 3,642,000.0 2,521,000.0 6,163,000.0

000936 - Boating Safety reportable accidents

Number of annual boating accidents reported
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 117 110
2015-17 A3 103 110
2017-19 A2 111 115
2017-19 A3 114 115
2019-21 A2 96 115
2019-21 A3 0 115

001970 - Number of boater education cards issued

Boaters are required to take a boater safety education class. After successfully completing the class, boaters receive an education card for a cost.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 33,847 24,500
2015-17 A3 27,672 17,150
2017-19 A2 28,009 28,000
2017-19 A3 26,957 25,000
2019-21 A2 28,951 25,000
2019-21 A3 0 25,000

A023 - Business Development, Partnerships and Marketing

State Parks develops mutually beneficial partnerships with other government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private businesses. The agency engages in marketing efforts to increase awareness of State Park amenities and sales of the Discover Pass, overnight accommodations, and other parks services. Partnerships help offset operating and capital costs, directly generating revenue through donations, grants, and business sponsorships, and indirectly generating revenue by promoting use of parks and sale of Discover Passes and other fees for park services, including concessions (food, beverage and some recreational services), communication sites (two-way radio, televisions and other broadcasting facilities) and other non-recreation ground leases.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 17.5 17.7 17.6
001 - General Fund
State 482,000 509,000 991,000
08P - State Parks Educ & Enhancement
Non-Appropriated 179,000 174,000 353,000
12L - Outdoor Education and Recreation
Non-Appropriated 750,000 750,000 1,500,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 2,999,000 2,760,000 5,759,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 17.5 17.7 17.6
GFS 482,000.0 509,000.0 991,000.0
Other 3,928,000.0 3,684,000.0 7,612,000.0
Totals 4,410,000.0 4,193,000.0 8,603,000.0

002672 - Number of Annual Discover Passes Sold

Number of annual Discover Passes sold based on total revenue earned.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 159,787 150,362
2015-17 Q2 77,026 42,960
2015-17 Q3 123,840 644,441
2015-17 Q4 244,643 171,842
2015-17 Q5 184,791 151,865
2015-17 Q6 78,637 43,390
2015-17 Q7 122,497 65,085
2015-17 Q8 262,917 173,560
2017-19 Q1 212,100 213,972
2017-19 Q2 88,719 61,135
2017-19 Q3 141,417 91,702
2017-19 Q4 260,882 244,540
2017-19 Q5 212,460 215,154
2017-19 Q6 100,687 71,718
2017-19 Q7 138,887 143,436
2017-19 Q8 279,746 286,872
2019-21 Q1 216,797 260,363
2019-21 Q2 105,269 74,389
2019-21 Q3 142,778 148,779
2019-21 Q4 286,240 260,363
2019-21 Q5 322,236 265,570
2019-21 Q6 0 75,877
2019-21 Q7 0 151,754
2019-21 Q8 0 265,570

002673 - Number of Daily Discover Pass Permits Sold

Earned revenue from sales of of day-use Discover Passes (Recreation Access Pass Account) by all participating agencies: Dept. of Licensing, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and State Parks
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 169,050 117,938
2015-17 Q2 27,705 33,697
2015-17 Q3 35,597 50,545
2015-17 Q4 106,120 134,786
2015-17 Q5 170,985 119,117
2015-17 Q6 28,704 34,033
2015-17 Q7 27,295 51,050
2015-17 Q8 111,426 136,134
2017-19 Q1 186,105 115,729
2017-19 Q2 34,516 33,065
2017-19 Q3 36,046 49,598
2017-19 Q4 107,760 132,262
2017-19 Q5 171,263 111,515
2017-19 Q6 28,518 37,172
2017-19 Q7 31,027 74,343
2017-19 Q8 179,500 148,686
2019-21 Q1 162,325 125,222
2019-21 Q2 38,774 35,778
2019-21 Q3 34,218 71,556
2019-21 Q4 72,795 125,222
2019-21 Q5 196,578 127,727
2019-21 Q6 0 36,493
2019-21 Q7 0 72,987
2019-21 Q8 0 127,727

002951 - Number of Contemporary Interpretive Exhibits at State Parks Heritage Sites

Part of Results WA Goal #3 to increase the number of interpretive exhibits at heritage sites from 30 to 45 between 2016 and 2020.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2019-21 A2 0 1
2019-21 A3 0 1