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Department of Natural Resources

RCW 43.30

In fulfillment of our mission to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations, The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is committed to: Preventing and fighting wildfires to protect our landscapes and communities; Generating revenue for schools and critical county services through sustainable management of our public lands; Protecting and restoring our oceans, Puget Sound, rivers, lakes and streams; Keeping our forests healthy and productive through management, regulation and partnerships; Educating policy makers and the public to better prepare for natural hazards; Increasing opportunities for all Washington residents and visitors to get outdoors and play; Working with the public to meet our diverse responsibilities; and Ensuring that DNR is a workplace where employees can grow, learn, and thrive. Our vision — our actions ensure a future where Washington’s lands, waters and communities thrive. Our core values safety and well-being — our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees. Public service — we value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of DNR who step up to serve. Innovation and creative problem-solving — we solve our state’s most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision. Leadership and teamwork — we are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success.

Agency Mission

Manage, sustain and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Request 548,733,000
Net change from current biennium 23,398,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 4.5% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
38,548,300 2,052,300 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 22,767,916 36,496,000 35,004,000
3,230,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 664,141 3,230,000 2,534,000
123,171,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 83,775,870 123,171,000 136,710,000
50,122,000 Forest Development Account - State 48,241,807 50,122,000 46,702,000
7,843,000 ORV & Nonhighway Account - State 5,965,448 7,843,000 7,098,000
Snowmobile Account - State
2,479,000 Surveys and Maps Account - State 1,443,897 2,479,000 2,606,000
16,188,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 8,742,857 16,188,000 18,587,000
121,520,000 Resource Management Cost Account - State 101,381,933 121,520,000 128,776,000
4,122,000 Surface Mining Reclamation Account - State 3,506,794 4,122,000 4,140,000
23,076,000 Disaster Response Account - State 16,135,440 23,076,000 23,068,000
12,789,000 Forest and Fish Support Account - State 8,382,397 12,789,000 11,358,000
19,808,000 19,808,000 Budget Stabilization Account - State 154,105,976
400,000 Aquatic Land Dredged Mat Disp Site - State 25,930 400,000 404,000
232,000 Nat Res Conserv Areas Stewardship - State 34,000 232,000 39,000
Marine Resources Stwdship Trust - State 904,574
10,709,000 State Toxics Control Account - State 5,437,999 10,709,000 14,542,000
1,690,000 1,690,000 Forest Fire Protection Assessment - State
1,896,000 Forest Practices Application Acct - State 1,232,499 1,896,000 2,021,000
Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State 1,001,031
870,000 Air Pollution Control Account - State 615,165 870,000 901,000
733,000 NOVA Program Account - State 696,000 733,000 783,000
3,239,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 3,239,000 3,240,000
1,945,000 Derelict Vessel Removal Account - State 1,838,721 1,945,000 2,003,000
52,000 Community Forest Trust Account - State 52,000 52,000
3,055,000 Agricultural College Trust Manage - State 2,878,771 3,055,000 3,190,000
447,717,300 23,550,300 Total Appropriated Funds 469,779,165 424,167,000 443,758,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(1,338,000) Landowner Conting F Fire Suppress - Nonappropriated 1,606,446 1,338,000 1,376,000
(35,844,000) Contract Harvesting Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 36,502,647 35,844,000 36,053,000
(4,029,000) Park Land Trust Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 3,228,897 4,029,000 4,680,000
Clark-McNary Account - Nonappropriated 2,035,699
(23,220,000) Forest Fire Protection Assessment - Nonappropriated 17,856,434 23,220,000 24,671,000
(7,934,000) State Forest Nursery Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 7,947,361 7,934,000 7,975,000
(28,803,000) Access Road Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 26,141,005 28,803,000 30,220,000
Natural Resources Equipment Account - Nonappropriated 28,831,815
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 1,140,249
(101,168,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 125,290,553 101,168,000 104,975,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
26,200,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 9,762,306 26,200,000 44,100,000
Forest Development Account - State
Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 199,948
30,000,000 Resource Management Cost Account - State 2,572,316 30,000,000 30,000,000
30,000,000 Nat Res Real Property Replacement - State 7,063,873 30,000,000 30,000,000
61,130,762 (2,720,238) State Building Construction Account - State 52,971,743 63,851,000 87,579,000
Cleanup Settlement Account - State
State Toxics Control Account - State 130,000
92,958 92,958 Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State 745,190
1,000,000 Comm/Tech College Forest Reserve - State 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
148,423,720 (2,627,280) Total Appropriated Funds 73,815,376 151,051,000 192,809,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 244,252,354 283,510,095 154,946,054 272,704,000 276,029,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
107,875,981 23.6% (126,641,505) (22.4%) 110,276,851 25.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,568.3 1,707.4 2,076.1 1,362.8 1,362.8