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created May 09, 2014

updated May 09, 2014

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Annual acres of Forest Improvement Treatments (FIT) by DNR on DNR lands. FIT is a specific category of forest health treatments and does not represent the total acres of forest statewide managed to improve forest health.

DNR has recognized the need to increase forest health treatments. From 2004-2007, Washington’s forest health law was updated and DNR’s authorities and capacity to provide forest health services and assistance were increased. Initially, the Forest Improvement Treatment “FIT” authority, a special method to sell low value timber products to accomplish work and improve forest health on State Trust forest land was implemented. The FIT strategy enables state land managers to restore forest health on low value or previously damaged areas. The results of several recent years using that program in eastern Washington are shown in the above chart. These accomplishments are below the target of 10,000 acres of treatment per year (DNR FIT Strategic Plan, 2008) but reflect the expense and challenge of accomplishing this work, especially through the recent national economic crisis.

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