Tag: DNR

13
Apr

Fire in the Senate

A major hearing took place this week in the Senate as the Ways and Means Committee heard SB 5996 for the first time. This bill, known as the Wildfire Prevention and Suppression Act, was recently proposed and is intended to create a dedicated program for providing funding to improve the fire-fighting capabilities of our state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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16
Feb

Reforming WDFW Payments In-Lieu of Taxes

Significant progress (so far) has been made this session in reshaping the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Payments In-Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for counties. In 2015, a coalition consisting of WSAC, several member counties receiving WDFW PILT, several conservation groups like The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others, joined with WDFW

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5
Mar

Natural Resource Bills Still Alive

Natural Resources bills could be alive until the end budget negotiations The Marbled Murrelet study bill passed off the Senate floor Friday morning with a vote of 35 to 14. HB 2285 establishes an advisory group under the Commissioner of Public Lands at DNR to study the impacts of an adopted Marbled Murrelet Habitat Conservation Plan. The Senate amended the

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26
Feb

Natural Resources, still a focus in the Legislature

The Marbled Murrelet study bill, HB 2285 that establishes an advisory group under the Commissioner of Public Lands at DNR to study the impacts of an adopted Marbled Murrelet Habitat Conservation Plan is scheduled for “exec” of Ways and Means this week. We need the Senate to pass it off the floor and match the House budget with funding for

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