Forest Practices Board

Adopts rules that set standards for forest practices such as timber harvests, pre-commercial thinning, road construction, and forest chemical applications. The Board provides a Forest Practices Board Manual as a technical supplement to the rules. The Board also manages the Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program, which represents landowners, public agencies, the forest industry, environmental community, and tribal governments.
Board Website
Policy AreaNatural Resources and Environment
Governor Appointments8
Total Board Positions12
Statutory AuthorityRCW 76.09.030
Public Disclosure Required?Yes
Senate Confirmation Required?No
CompensationClass Four: $100 per day and travel expenses
Term Length (years)4
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: One owner of not more than 500 acres of forest land; one independent logging contractor; one elected county official; and four members of the general public.