Nature Conservancy Forester Brian Mize got a first look at our property that burned in the Central Cascades.
Devastating forest fires continue to burn across our state and across the west. But we’ve now had our first look at roughly 1,800 acres of Nature Conservancy land above Lake Cle Elum that burned in the Jolly Mountain Fire.
We’ll need to spend more time in the area to fully understand the impact of the fire. But an initial look shows a mixture of areas that experienced low severity fire, along with areas where more than 90 percent of the trees burned in a higher severity fire.
Here’s some of what we saw:
As of Sept, 14, the Jolly Mountain fire is 25% contained and has burned more than 34,000 acres.