Lake Alice Chipper Day

On a beautiful Saturday morning, Lake Alice community members were geared up and ready to go. The community had organized a chipper day to reduce fuels on their properties. Stacks of fire-prone understory brush and downed tree limbs located near homes had been cleared out and piled up on the roadside; Devoted Tree Solutions provided … Continued

Financial Help for Forest Landowners

KCD is here to help you steward your wooded property through cost-sharing qualified projects that enhance the value and health of your forested property. This 1-hour webinar will clarify how our cost-sharing program works, who qualifies, and how to apply. You’ll come away from it knowing if our cost-share program is a good fit for … Continued

Tree Canopy Planner Tool Available for South King County Cities

KCD is pleased to share access to urban tree and canopy planning software as part of our recently completed South King County Tree Canopy Assessment Initiative. KCD partnered with 15 communities to expand conservation of urban tree canopies and grow green infrastructure by supporting, providing, and collaborating on tree canopy assessments. This valuable web-based tool … Continued

Mirrormont: A Model Fire-Adapted Community

Photo Credit: Wayne Elson The Mirrormont Community, nestled in the trees of Tiger Mountain’s southwestern foothills, completed a community wildfire protection plan (CWPP) in 2015 with help from Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) and King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP). As part of implementing this community plan, KCD’s Rural … Continued

Firewise Project with Trilogy at Redmond Ridge Community

In mid-March of 2018, KCD’s Jarret Griesemer coordinated the installation of a wildfire risk reduction project with the Trilogy at Redmond Ridge community. Members of Trilogy’s Forest Stewardship Committee, alongside Olson Outdoor Improvements crew, helped remove dead brush from a stretch of forest close behind a row of homes along the edge of the community. … Continued

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