The Commissioner of Public Lands is the only elected statewide office that works almost exclusively with our natural resources, making it a very important position for Washington’s environment.
How has our current Commissioner of Public Lands, Peter Goldmark, been doing?
WEC has taken a look back over the last year to see how the Commissioner performed using his own criteria – as set forth in his two strategic plans – for success. While we know very well that progress on complex issues takes time, we’re ready to see more on the ground results – and we’ve outlined how in this report.
This report card – and others like it – are a snapshot in time, not a final verdict. We look forward to continuing to work with engaged DNR staff, who so far have willingly come to the table, and the Commissioner towards improved, science-based management of our state’s public lands.