Update from the Small Forest Landowner Office

DNR Forest Practices Deputy Supervisor: Aaron Everett

On August 16, 2012 Commissioner Goldmark appointed Aaron Everett to serve as Deputy Supervisor for Forest Practices & Federal Relations. Aaron will also continue to serve as Washington State Forester. Aaron joined DNR in 2008 as an executive policy specialist focused on forest health and federal lands issues. In 2009, these duties grew to include all federal agency, congressional, and policy affairs. He was appointed by Commissioner Goldmark to the position of State Forester in December 2010. Aaron has helped region, division, and Executive Management staff fulfill many important projects. These include:
  • securing and directing $8 million in funding for DNR forestry priorities from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
  • designing and managing completion of DNR’s statewide forest resource assessment and strategy for landowner assistance programs
  • securing $1 million in funding to carry out the statewide forest biomass supply study and implementing other aspects of the Commissioner’s biomass initiative
  • managing DNR’s response to proposed transmission line projects and related complex negotiations with Bonneville Power Administration
  • securing and directing $8 million in state capital appropriations to conduct eastern Washington forest hazard reduction projects
  • chairing the Commissioner’s technical advisory committee to make first-ever use of forest health hazard warning authority in eastern Washington  
 Welcome aboard Aaron!