King County Rural Forest Commission
King County, Washington
The King County Rural Forest Commission is an advisory group of 13 volunteer members who represent a variety of rural forest interests. They advise the County on policies and programs affecting rural forests.
Recognizing that conserving healthy forests is essential to protecting and restoring water and air quality, providing recreational opportunities and maintaining a viable forestry industry in King County, the Commission issued its recommendations for conserving rural forests. Read the Commission's report here: Actions Required for King County to Conserve Rural Forests, May 2009 (PDF)
Equal opportunity and fair play are not only urban concerns. See the slideshow about King County's Equity and Social Justice Program that introduced discussion at the January 2016 meeting of the Rural Forest Commission here.
The Commission meets six times a year. Meetings in 2017 will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, WA. The public is welcome to attend. Meeting dates are as follows:
January 19, Thursday
March 16, Thursday
May 18, Thursday
July 20, Thursday
September 21, Thursday
November 16, Thursday
From time to time the Commission meets via conference call. Members of the public may listen to the discussion at a central location. The next conference call is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA.
For agendas or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Linda Vane.
Past meeting minutes (Adobe Acrobat PDF format):
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- Forestry services and information
- Agriculture in King County, Washington
- Rural service directory
- Equity and Social Justice
Nate Veranth (Chair)
Bernie McKinney (Vice-Chair)
Green River Coalition
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Monica Paulsen Priebe
Green River College
Brandy Reed (ex officio)
King Conservation District
North Bend resident
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Martie Schramm (ex officio)
USDA Forest Service
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Cascadia Pacific Group
Commissioner list (PDF)