In 2007, the Washington State Legislature created the Habitat and Recreation Lands Coordinating Group to improve the visibility and coordination of state habitat and recreation land purchases and disposals.
Since then, the lands group has established a process for making state land transactions more visible and coordinated.
- The Annual State Land Acquisition Coordinating Forum brings together state agencies, local governments, non-government organizations, landowners, tribes, and citizens to learn about and share ideas on proposals for state habitat and recreation land purchases and disposals.
- The Biennial State Land Acquisition Forecast Report gives information about the state land purchases and disposals that are being planned around the state.
- The Biennial State Land Acquisition Performance Monitoring Report shows whether state agencies achieved their initial acquisition project objectives.
Lands group members include representatives of state and local governments, private landowners, and conservation organizations. The Recreation and Conservation Office provides staff support.
The lands group meets quarterly and is scheduled to sunset on July 31, 2027.