Eastern Washington Regulations and Taxes
- Forest Practices Rules and Regulations
- Introduction to Cultural and Historical Resources
- Threatened and Endangered Species in Eastern Washington
- Washington State Forest Land and Timber Taxes
Note: Access to this online course is guaranteed for at least one year after purchasing.
This course includes four modules:
- 1. Forest Practices Rules and Regulations
- This module provides an introduction of Forest Practices Rules and Regulations for family forest landowners. Topics covered include permit requirements, riparian buffers, wetland buffers, reforestation, road maintenance, archaeological resources, and alternate plans. The module also includes sources of additional information and local DNR contact information.
Instructor: Boyd Norton, Washington Department of Natural Resources
- 2. Introduction to Cultural and Historical Resources
- This module addresses cultural and historical resources that small forest landowners in Washington may find on their property, how to recognize these resources, and where to find out more information about them.
Instructor: Kristi McClelland, King County
- 3. Threatened and Endangered Species in Eastern Washington Forests
- This module describes threatened and endangered species, as well as other species of concern, that are found in Eastern Washington forests and require special protections under the Washington State Forest Practices Rules. The module describes the basic protections needed, how to address this topic in a forest stewardship plan, and where to go to get more information.
Instructor: Bart Ausland, Washington Department of Natural Resources
- 4. Washington State Forest Land and Timber Taxes
- This module covers current use taxation programs that can reduce property taxes for forest landowners. These programs include Designated Forest Land, Open Space Timber, and the Public Benefits Rating System (PBRS). The module also introduces two state taxes related to timber harvest: forest excise taxes and business and occupy (B&O) taxes.
Instructor: Chris Westwood, Washington Department of Revenue