Jason Bodine - Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Officer, explains off-road safety and the importance of having a spark arrester installed in your exhaust system on your off-road vehicle.
DNR is the State of Washington's largest on-call fire department. Our employees fight fires on more than 12 million acres of private and state-owned forest lands. We help local fire districts acquire fire protection and safety equipment. We also work with the National Weather Service to provide the fire weather forecasts and fire precaution levels that firefighters, forest landowners, the forest industry, and you need.
The 1974 Forest Practices Act established the Forest Practices Board. The Board is an independent state agency chaired by the Commissioner of Public Lands or his designee. DNR provides staff support to the Board and implements and enforces the forest practices rules.
At DNR, we are stewards of Washington's 2.6 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands—an extremely valuable, but often overlooked, natural resource—the submerged lands beneath shimmering marine and fresh waters, along with many beaches and tidelands. We manage these lands for all people of the state.