Regional News

Commissioner Franz Urges Residents, Recreationists to ‘Play it Safe’ this Wildfire Season

News Release


Apr 23, 2021
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is encouraging residents to play it safe when it comes to human-caused wildfires.  …





DNR Closes Recreation on Eastern Washington Lands Due To Fire Danger


Sep 08, 2020
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is closing all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to…

WDFW invites public input on grazing on department lands


Sep 04, 2020
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invites the public to submit written comments on how it proposes to manage…

Resources for coping with stress and prioritizing wellness


Aug 25, 2020
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is launching a campaign that encourages young people and their parents to…

BLM Increases Fire Restrictions Order in Eastern Washington


Aug 24, 2020


Campfire Restrictions Increasing Again


Aug 24, 2020
Due to the continuous hot, dry weather, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today more changes…