Public Lands Commissioner Goldmark calls for increase in state firefighting budget

Although civic and business leaders are working to identify ways to improve the health of forests in Washington and reduce risks of catastrophic wildfire, there’s also an understanding that fires will always happen. The extent of the destruction when fire breaks out depends a lot on the availability of trained… Read the full article …

Lands Commissioner Goldmark: Active forest management is part of responsible climate change policy

The debate over the causes, severity, and potential impacts of climate change continues, but the reality of drought conditions and warmer temperatures is prompting a conversation: What prudent and proactive steps should be taken as a contingency to aid us in adapting to changes in global climate? State Commissioner of… Read the full article …