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

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

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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