Our state’s record fires underscore the fact that wildfires are an increasing threat across the region. Most of King County is at moderate risk, but with more people living in areas where forests and development come together (commonly referred to as the “wildland urban interface”) there’s increased risk to life and property from wildfires. Therefore, areas in the foothills and the west side of the Snoqualmie Valley are at high risk for wildfires.
Homeowners taking responsibility for wildfire safety actions to protect their property is what being “Firewise” is all about.
King Conservation District is expanding its rural forest health management services to provide a range of wildfire prevention services to help homeowners and communities prepare for wildfire. This work is being done with funding through the Washington State Conservation Commission and in partnership with the King County Forestry Program. The wildfire prevention services offered by KCD offers include the following:
One of the basic Firewise principles is to thin dense trees and minimize woody debris to create healthier, more fire-resistant forests.
For information regarding KCD Wildfire Services, contact Jarret Griesemer or call 425-282-1953.