Commissioner of Public Lands

In this lesson plan, students will examine the Role of The Commissioner of Public Lands, the person who runs the Department of Natural Resources in Washington State. By focusing on the responsibilities that the Commissioner has over the millions of acres of public lands, students will understand the importance the state of Washington puts upon the management of our natural resources.


Essential Questions:

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the Commissioner of Public Lands?
  • How does the Department of Natural Resources use land to support public schools?
  • How does the Department of Natural Resources balance the need to protect our environment with continuing to raise money for the State?

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