Results of our recent wildfire policy quick poll

Recently, we asked people to give us their opinions about how well state and federal officials are doing at addressing the threat of catastrophic wildfire. Well, the results of our non-scientific poll are in and they show a mixed bag of feelings. Almost 2/3 of respondents lack confidence that Washington… Read the full article …

Washington lawmakers propose reform in how state fights wildfires

by Ashley Bach This year’s session of the Washington Legislature is about half over, and Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark’s request for an extra $24 million to fight wildfires is still active. Goldmark testified last month to a House committee, and a few days later, gave a videoconference address on… Read the full article …

Wildfire funding and tree farms lead the agenda in Wash.

by Ashley Bach It was heartening this week to see not one but two op-eds published on important Washington forestry issues – the first on fighting wildfires and the second on the integral history of tree farms in the state.  State Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark wrote in the Seattle Times… Read the full article …