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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 770,922,000
Net change from current biennium (9,814,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (1.3%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
36,106,000 (42,974,000) General Fund - Federal 45,871,906 79,080,000 76,830,000
2,534,000 General Fund - Private/Local 3,577,813 2,534,000 3,145,000
165,914,000 General Fund - State 135,066,850 165,914,000 141,115,000
54,238,000 (642,000) Forest Development Account - State 46,579,978 54,880,000 52,391,000
8,174,000 ORV & Nonhighway Account - State 6,679,003 8,174,000 6,966,000
2,598,000 Surveys and Maps Account - State 1,849,722 2,598,000 2,109,000
14,156,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 16,069,404 14,156,000 8,277,000
128,452,000 (30,643,000) Resource Management Cost Account - State 102,001,849 159,095,000 136,938,000
(30,000,000) Nat Res Real Property Replacement - State 30,000,000 30,000,000
4,113,000 Surface Mining Reclamation Account - State 3,101,549 4,113,000 4,075,000
(90,259,000) State Building Construction Account - State 90,259,000 102,953,000
23,068,000 Disaster Response Account - State 23,072,878 23,068,000 23,107,000
Contract Harvesting Revolving Acct - State 186,000
750,000 750,000 Park Land Trust Revolving Account - State
16,356,000 Forest and Fish Support Account - State 10,233,487 16,356,000 10,714,000
Budget Stabilization Account - State 62,150,000
402,000 Aquatic Land Dredged Mat Disp Site - State 282,849 402,000 404,000
39,000 Nat Res Conserv Areas Stewardship - State 227,909 39,000 46,000
Marine Resources Stwdship Trust - State
State Toxics Control Account - State 10,587,170
5,896,000 Forest Fire Protection Assessment - State 580,797 5,896,000 191,000
State Forest Nursery Revolving Acct - State 75,000
Access Road Revolving Account - State 233,000
2,018,000 Forest Practices Application Acct - State 1,343,183 2,018,000 1,951,000
Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State
901,000 Air Pollution Control Account - State 637,960 901,000 896,000
Forest Health Revolving Account - State 240,000
Natural Resources Fed Lnds Rev Acct - State 16,000
(3,328,000) Model Toxics Control Capital Accoun - State 3,328,000 908,000
6,013,000 Model Toxics Control Operating Acct - State 6,013,000 26,194,000
(1,000,000) Comm/Tech College Forest Reserve - State 1,000,000 1,000,000
781,000 NOVA Program Account - State 694,520 781,000 771,000
3,240,000 3,240,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 3,239,000
2,001,000 Derelict Vessel Removal Account - State 1,923,294 2,001,000 1,989,000
325,000 325,000 Performance Audits of Government - State
52,000 Community Forest Trust Account - State 8,038 52,000 52,000
3,183,000 Agricultural College Trust Manage - State 2,764,984 3,183,000 3,113,000
481,310,000 (194,531,000) Total Appropriated Funds 478,544,143 675,841,000 636,885,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(1,376,000) Landowner Conting F Fire Suppress - Nonappropriated 7,066,741 1,376,000 1,376,000
(36,049,000) Contract Harvesting Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 26,847,742 36,049,000 30,944,000
(4,662,000) Park Land Trust Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 3,592,328 4,662,000 4,760,000
Clark-McNary Account - Nonappropriated 15,539,191
(24,648,000) Forest Fire Protection Assessment - Nonappropriated 22,252,375 24,648,000 26,079,000
(7,971,000) State Forest Nursery Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 8,583,216 7,971,000 8,622,000
(30,189,000) Access Road Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 26,438,854 30,189,000 28,536,000
Forest Health Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 19,561,882 27,120,000
Natural Resources Fed Lnds Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 591,242 6,600,000
Natural Resources Equipment Account - Nonappropriated 32,437,554
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 1,134,900
(104,895,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 164,046,026 104,895,000 134,037,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
43,157,280 43,157,280 General Fund - Federal 14,430,691
642,000 642,000 Forest Development Account - State
Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State
30,643,000 30,643,000 Resource Management Cost Account - State 2,937,000
250,000 250,000 Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State
30,000,000 30,000,000 Nat Res Real Property Replacement - State 1,346,600
87,982,393 87,982,393 State Building Construction Account - State 40,281,001
Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State 91,661
3,328,000 3,328,000 Model Toxics Control Capital Accoun - State
1,000,000 1,000,000 Comm/Tech College Forest Reserve - State
197,002,673 197,002,673 Total Appropriated Funds 59,086,952

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 325,507,621 273,890,169 143,743,851 282,701,000 289,110,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
45,825,667 8.1% (191,383,695) (31.4%) 154,176,979 36.9%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,753.2 1,659.7 2,029.8 1,433.6 1,436.6