2005 Revised Code of Washington - Title 79 RCW: Public lands

Chapters

  • 79.01 Public lands act.
  • 79.02 Public lands management -- General.
  • 79.10 Land management authorities and policies.
  • 79.11 State land sales.
  • 79.13 Land leases.
  • 79.14 Mineral, coal, oil, and gas leases.
  • 79.15 Sale of valuable materials.
  • 79.17 Land transfers.
  • 79.19 Land bank.
  • 79.22 Acquisition, management, and disposition of state forest lands.
  • 79.24 Capitol building lands.
  • 79.36 Easements over public lands.
  • 79.38 Access roads.
  • 79.44 Assessments and charges against lands of the state.
  • 79.64 Funds for managing and administering lands.
  • 79.70 Natural area preserves.
  • 79.71 Washington natural resources conservation areas.
  • 79.73 Milwaukee road corridor.
  • 79.100 Derelict vessels.
  • 79.105 Aquatic lands -- General.
  • 79.110 Aquatic lands -- Easements and rights of way.
  • 79.115 Aquatic lands -- Harbor areas.
  • 79.120 Aquatic lands -- Waterways and streets.
  • 79.125 Aquatic lands -- Tidelands and shorelands.
  • 79.130 Aquatic lands -- Beds of navigable waters.
  • 79.135 Aquatic lands -- Oysters, geoducks, shellfish, other aquacultural uses, and marine aquatic plants.
  • 79.140 Aquatic lands -- Valuable materials.
  • 79.145 Marine plastic debris.
  • Notes:

      Access to state timber: RCW 79.36.310 through 79.36.340.

      Acquisition, disposition of state highway property: Chapter 47.12 RCW.

      Bridges, obstructions in navigable waters: Chapter 88.28 RCW.

      Commissioner of public lands: State Constitution Art. 3 §§ 23, 25; chapter 43.12 RCW.

      Compact with the United States: State Constitution Art. 26.

      Contracts with United States as to highway property: Chapter 47.08 RCW.

      Conveyance of real property by public bodies -- Recording: RCW 65.08.095.

      County lands, generally: Chapter 36.34 RCW.

      Diking and drainage, improvement districts, benefit to public land: RCW 85.08.370.

      Donation law, conflicting claims: RCW 7.28.280.

      Ejectment, quiet title: Chapter 7.28 RCW.

      Eminent domain: State Constitution Art. 1 § 16.

      Eminent domain by state: Chapter 8.04 RCW.

      Extensions of streets over tidelands: State Constitution Art. 15 § 3.

      Facilitating recovery from Mt. St. Helens eruption -- Scope of state agency action: RCW 43.01.210.

      Federal areas, jurisdiction: Chapters 37.04 and 37.08 RCW.

      Federal funds for forest management: RCW 43.30.340, 43.30.345.

      Firewood on state lands: RCW 79.15.400 through 79.15.440.

      Flood control districts may include public lands: Chapter 86.09 RCW.

      Forest roads, county: RCW 36.82.140.

      Funds for the support of common schools, source: State Constitution Art. 9 § 3.

      Governmental lands, exemption from taxation: State Constitution Art. 7 § 1.

      Harbor line commission: State Constitution Art. 15 § 1.

      Harbor lines, relocation: RCW 79.115.020.

      Improvement district, benefit to public land: RCW 85.08.370.

      Indians and Indian lands: Chapter 37.12 RCW.

      Infractions: Chapter 7.84 RCW.

      Insect pests and plant diseases: Chapter 17.24 RCW.

      Intergovernmental disposition of property: Chapter 39.33 RCW.

      Irrigation districts may include public land: Chapter 87.03 RCW.

      Lease of unnecessary lands by director of agriculture: RCW 15.04.090.

      Leases of public lands for underground storage of natural gas: RCW 80.40.060.

      Marine recreation land act: Chapter 79A.25 RCW.

      Oil and gas unit plan, participation of public lands: RCW 78.52.450.

      Parks and recreation: Chapter 79A.05 RCW.

      Permanent school fund, investment: State Constitution Art. 16 § 5.

      Pest districts may include public lands: Chapter 17.12 RCW.

      Public lands, authority of United States over certain areas: State Constitution Art. 25 § 1.

      Public shooting grounds: Chapter 77.12 RCW.

      Public waterways may include public lands: Chapter 91.08 RCW.

      Reclamation by state: Chapter 89.16 RCW.

      Reclamation districts
         may include public lands: RCW 89.30.016.
         right of way across state land: RCW 89.30.223.

      Restraint on disposition of certain areas bordering harbor lines: State Constitution Art. 15 § 1.

      River, harbor improvements: Chapter 88.32 RCW.

      Sale of other than state forest lands: RCW 79.11.005.

      School and granted lands
         amount offered, platting: State Constitution Art. 16 § 4.
         disposition: State Constitution Art. 16 § 1.
         limitations on sales: State Constitution Art. 16 § 3.
         manner and terms of sale: State Constitution Art. 16 § 2.

      State agency for surveys and maps: Chapter 58.24 RCW.

      State boundaries: State Constitution Art. 24 § 1.

      State lands subject to easements for removal of materials: RCW 79.36.370, 79.36.590.

      Streets over tidelands: RCW 35.21.230 through 35.21.250.

      Tidelands
         declaration of state ownership: State Constitution Art. 17 § 1.
         disclaimer of certain lands by state: State Constitution Art. 17 § 2.

      Trespass: Chapter 64.12 RCW.

      United States reclamation areas, state lands in: Chapter 89.12 RCW.

      Use of state land for game purposes: RCW 77.12.360.

      Washington coordinate system: Chapter 58.20 RCW.

      Waste: Chapter 64.12 RCW.

      Weed districts may include public lands: Chapter 17.04 RCW.

      Wharves, docks, leasing and maintenance: State Constitution Art. 15 § 2.

      Wharves and landings: Chapter 88.24 RCW.

      INDEX OF PUBLIC LAND ACTS OF SPECIAL OR

      HISTORICAL NATURE NOT CODIFIED IN RCW

      Subject
      Aberdeen . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Adams County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      American Lake . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Auburn game farm, transfer to parks and recreation commission . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Barthen, Lenore . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Behme, C.R. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Bentley, W.C. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Benton County, state patrol land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Benton County, University of Washington land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Benton County, WSU land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Blaine . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Bremerton . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Camp Murray, conveyance for aerospace science and modeling center . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Canyon Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Capitol Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Capitol Place . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Centralia . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Centralia, city of, easement for - street . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Chehalis . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Chelan County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Cheney . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Christenson, Ruby . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Clallam County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Clallam County, county park purposes . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Clapp, Helen A. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Clark County, state school for the deaf, conveyance of portion . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Clark County, Whipple Creek, - exchange . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Clarkston . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Columbia River . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Colville . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Commercial Trust Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Conconnully Lake, lake in Okanogan County designated as . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Cowlitz County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Cowlitz County, exchange of state forest lands for lands adjacent to Seaquest State Park . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Deno, Louis . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Deschutes Basin . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Deschutes Waterway . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Douglas County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Drainage Ditches . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Eastern Washington College
      of Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Echo Glenn . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Everett, Port . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Fairmont Cemetery Association . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Ferry County, Curlew . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Feureur, Louis . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Fircrest . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Fort Worden, department of institutions land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Game department, tidelands in Clark - County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Game Farm . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Grays Harbor County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Grays Harbor, Port . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Great Northern RR . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Harbor lines at Anacortes,
      Harbor lines in Lake Union, Salmon Bay, Union Bay, Commencement Bay, relocation . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Hollingsworth, Howard C. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Holman Waterway . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Ilwaco . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Ilwaco, Port . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Island County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Jefferson County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Keystone Water Users Ass'n . . . . . . . . . . . .
      King County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      King County, University of Washington - land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      King County, unplatted tidelands deeded to state board for community college education; reversion . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Kitsap County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Kitsap County, sewer disposal plant to county sewer district No. 5 . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Kitsap County, Washington Veterans' Home land to department of game . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Kitsap County, transfer of land from state for recreational purposes . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Klickitat County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      La Conner . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Lake Spokane, Long Lake redesignated - as . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Lake Washington . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Land Commission . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Lewis County, department of natural resources, revesting Liberty Bay, relocation of harbor lines . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Mason County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Mason County, Cemetery District No. 1, deeding of authorized . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Mason County, exchange of forest trust - land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      McCroskey, Milton P. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Medical Lake . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Military department, lands in - Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Montesano . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Mt. Spokane State Park . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Mulinowski, A.M. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Northern State Hospital at Sedro Woolley, disposition of property . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Okanogan County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Olympia . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Olympia, Port . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Olympic National Park . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Olympic National Park, exchange of standing timber for lands . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Oregon-Wash. RR and Nav. Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Pacific Highway . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Payne, J.H. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Peninsula, Port . . . . . . . . . . . .
      People's Water & Gas Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Pierce County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Port of Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Port Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Port Townsend . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Pullman . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Riverside State Park . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Rohrbach, F.L. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Sager, Frank T. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      San Juan Island National Historical - Park . . . . . . . . . . . .
      School Lands . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Skagit County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Skagit County port, conveyance of tidelands to . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Skagit County, sale or exchange of University of Washington land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Skamania County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Slininger, H.A. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Snohomish County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Snohomish County, reconveyance, county - park . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Soap Lake . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Spokane . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Spokane County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      State Lands . . . . . . . . . . . .
      State parks, Ike Kinswas State Park—Recreation area . . . . . . . . . . . .
      State parks, land in Douglas county . . . . . . . . . . . .
      State parks, land on Whidbey Island . . . . . . . . . . . .
      State parks, Mayfield Lake State Park, name changed . . . . . . . . . . . .
      State parks, Wallace Falls State Park . . . . . . . . . . . .
      State Timber . . . . . . . . . . . .
      State Training School . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Steilacoom . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Strobach, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Sunde, Olive . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Tacoma . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Tacoma Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Tidelands . . . . . . . . . . . .
      United States . . . . . . . . . . . .
      University of Washington . . . . . . . . . . . .
      University of Washington, R.H. Thomson expressway . . . . . . . . . . . .
      University of Washington, sale or exchange of land in Skagit county . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Unplatted Ballard tidelands deeded to state board for community college education; reversion . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Vancouver, Port . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Varney-Sunnyside Packing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Walla Walla County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Walla Walla County, department of institutions land, conveyance of . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Washington State College . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Washington State University, exchanges, leases . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Washington State University, sale or exchange of land in Whitman - county . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Washington Veterans' Home . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Wenatchee . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Whitman County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Whitman County, sale or exchange of WSU land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Whitman County, WSU land . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Willapa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Willapa-Grays Harbor Highway . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Willapa Harbor, Port . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Woodinville . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Yakima County . . . . . . . . . . . .
      Yakima County, fairground . . . . . . . . . . . .

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      1963 139
      Bellingham, Port Angeles, 1967 ex.s. 24
      Renton, Lake Forest Park, . . . . . . . . . . . . 1971 ex.s. 158
      Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, 1972 ex.s. 69
      Kalama, Bremerton, Port 1977 ex.s. 124
      Orchard, Vancouver, Port 1979 19
      1963 78

      1Section 1 is codified as RCW 79.24.020; section 10 as RCW 79.24.090, repealed by 1959 c 257 § 48.


      2Section 9 is codified as RCW 79.24.040, repealed by 1959 c 257 § 48; section 10 as RCW 79.24.060; section 11 as RCW 79.24.070, repealed by 1959 c 257 § 48; and section 12 as RCW 79.24.030.

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