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.
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.