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Lloyd McGee successfully maintains a network of forest collaboratives that develop pathways to forest restoration planning and implementation through empowering stakeholder partnership engagement with agency partners
The US Senate has approved a bipartisan bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thanks to the leadership of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and colleagues across the country, the bill to ensure the conservation of our shared public lands and waters for generations of Americans to come now heads to the House.
Ellsworth Creek Preserve offers a number of unique science and preservation opportunities. For instance, we are exploring options for restoring forests and streams from the headwaters to the estuary.
Please join us in crafting a new recreation vision of the Teanaway Community Forest plan by submitting your comments.
Fire is a natural part of our Eastern Washington landscapes, and we use prescribed burns as a tool to return fire to our forests in a controlled and deliberate way.
In Western Washington, and more specifically within 30 miles of the Pacific Ocean, wind is the primary natural disturbance for our westside forests.
Our forest management operations in the Central Cascades have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an independent nonprofit established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
The federal government will now be able to use disaster relief dollars to pay for fighting catastrophic wildfires, which will fund wildfire suppression like other natural disasters.
The Conservancy is working with local and national level partners to ensure that rainforests, the wildlife and the people who depend on them can continue to thrive.
The captial budget provided $12.5 million for funding for the Washington Coast Restoration Initiative. Through this initiative, coastal communities have developed important projects that address the region’s highest-priority restoration needs and put people to work restoring our lands and waters.
Learning to Live with fire
Across the Pacific Northwest, we are experiencing longer, and more intense fire seasons driven by increasingly warmer and drier conditions in our forests. As temperatures increase, our forests are becoming more vulnerable to high-intensity fires.
But fire can be essential. As an ecological and cultural process, fire has shaped the diversity of life on this planet for millennia. Our strategy seeks to restore balance to the system by reframing the issue: we must learn to live safely with fire — embrace and manage it as a natural and necessary process.