Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources Headquarters
PO Box 47000
Olympia, Washington 98504-7001
Contact: Craig Partridge, Policy Director
Phone: (360) 902-1028
Fax: (360) 902-1775
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages more than five million acres of state-owned aquatic and uplands on properties to provide benefits for specific trust beneficiaries and the general public, including:
Diverse DNR-managed lands include:
Important to Remember
DNR-managed natural resource lands are not parks. Roads on state lands are often unpaved and regularly traveled by logging trucks and other heavy equipment.
After the initial contact with the agency liaison, the film company works with regional offices for permits and fees for specific locations. Each filming project is reviewed individually for risk, liability, and environmental concerns, as well as compatibility with legal mandates and department policies.
Typically, costs to permit are $3,000 and above. DNR costs are high as they are dealing with trust lands, not public lands, so it is imperative that they cover their costs and do not deplete DNR trust income.
Northwest Region, Sedro Woolley
Northeast Region, Colville
Olympic Region, Forks
South Puget Sound Region, Enumclaw
Southeast Region, Ellensburg
Pacific Cascade, Castle Rock