How does DNR know what is “forest land?"
“Forest land" is as defined in RCW 76.04.005 (9): "Forest land" means any unimproved lands which have enough trees, standing or down, or flammable material, to constitute in the judgment of the department, a fire menace to life or property. Sagebrush and grass areas east of the summit of the Cascade mountains may be considered forest lands when such areas are adjacent to or intermingled with areas supporting tree growth. Forest land, for protection purposes, does not include structures.

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1. What is the Forest Fire Protection Assessment?
2. How does DNR know what is “forest land?"
3. What's the definition of “unimproved land?"
4. My property is mostly shrubs and grasses with only a few trees. Why am I being assessed FFPA?
5. Why do I both pay a tax to a fire protection district and the FFPA to DNR?
6. What are the current FFPA rates and who sets them?
7. My property tax statement said I owed $17.90. I applied for and received a refund, but it was only for $17.40. What happened to the other $0.50?
8. Why is the FFPA acreage for my parcel smaller than the actual size of my parcel?
9. Are any private and state forest lands exempt from this assessment?
10. If I own several small parcels, must I pay the minimum assessment on each one?