Forestry

Forests on the Quinault Indian Reservation are sustainably managed for timber, secondary forest products (such as foods, firewood, or decorative plant materials),  traditional gathering, wildlife, and recreation.

Mission

To manage and protect all applicable QIN forestlands and associated resources for the benefit of the QIN and their heirs.

The 10-year Forest Management Plan is the guiding document for forest practices on the Reservation.

The Department of Forestry has five sections:

    1.  Forest Development on all Tribal and Trust allotted lands on the QIR.

    • Forest regeneration activities
    • Tree improvement activities
    • Forest stand improvement
    • Pest management
    • Site preparation
    • Fuels management activity 

    2.  Harvest Management   

    • Prepare timber and cedar salvage sales
    • Conduct environmental assessments as needed
    • Administer contracts
    • Permit and monitor (non-timber) minor forest products
    • Generate revenue from QIN-owned resources 

    3.  Forest Roads Management

    • Provide road maintenance and construction expertise for the Reservation forest road system
    • Oversee installation of culverts and bridges
    • Prepare road use agreements
    • Maintain charges for forest roads on the Reservation 

    4.  Fire Management   

    • Provide fire information and burn permit inspections
    • Evaluate fire effects
    • Conduct fuel management treatments, fire suppression, and resource protection
    • Burn slash and prepare sites for reforestation
    • Support local, regional, and national wildland fire incidents 

    5.  Technical Services

    • Conduct forest inventory
    • Maintain  a forestry database for all tribal and trust allotted lands on the Reservation
    • Coordinate activities with outside agencies and programs

Helpful information links:

2017 FMP Environment Assessment

2017 QIR Forest Management Plan

Title 61 - QIN Natural Resource Management

Forestry Manager