Assessing Wildlife Damage in Your Forest

Deer, and to a lesser degree elk, are commonly seen in King County, especially in areas with tree cover and suitable forage, or food sources. Unfortunately, landscaping, gardens, young tree and shrub seedlings are common targets for deer and elk and their presence can impact landscaping and restoration efforts by damaging or killing desirable vegetation. … Continued

It’s Wildfire Season

Some people think wildfire is only a concern for Central and Eastern Washington and not the wetter western half of the state. Wildfires however have historically burned on the west side and do happen regularly during our dry summers and early falls when conditions are right. Climate change models and climate researchers are also predicting … Continued

Forest Education Opportunities

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Learn how to write your own Forest Stewardship Plan by taking a course that teaches landowners about forest health and management topics. The course includes: Eight evening class sessions taught by the state’s recognized experts A Saturday field trip A large notebook of reference materials and how-to guides A copy of … Continued

KCD Welcomes New Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator

As Western Washington braces for a tough year of wildfires, King Conservation District is pleased to announce the expansion of our capacity around Wildfire Resilience and Preparedness planning. Matt Axe joins King Conservation District as the new full time Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator. Matt served 10 years in the U.S. Army before returning to … Continued

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

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

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