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Fires and floods: a natural progression

Fires and floods: a natural progression

By Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper
Changes in soil from the intense heat of fire, along with a treacherous mix of ash and water, create a heightened risk of floods and mudslides in fire-damaged areas. When fires move across the surface of the ground, burning grasses and plants, the combustion of vegetation creates a...
Community briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

Community briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

This week: Info for landowners, Helping kids with stress, Firewise workshop on Saturday, Pancakes at the Grange, Benefit buffet at Twisp River Suites next Tuesday, Summer Festival in Tonasket and Check those gauges
FireWise classes coming up soon

FireWise classes coming up soon

The Okanogan Conservation District is offering two FireWise Workshops on Aug. 16. • An “after the fire” workshop in Pateros will focus on property that’s already burned. It will be from 9a.m.–noon, and will provide resources to assess risks in the post-fire landscape and plan for restoration. Representatives from natural resources agencies will present and...
Farmers, ranchers lose livestock, pastures, trees to fire

Farmers, ranchers lose livestock, pastures, trees to fire

By Marcy Stamper

Farmers and ranchers have been scrambling to bring cattle to safety and deal with fire that threatened fields and farm equipment, but it will be months—even years—before the full impact of the Carlton Complex Fire on …

Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Community briefs: May 14, 2014

Firewise workshop on Saturday The Okanogan Conservation District is hosting a free Firewise workshop in Twisp on Saturday (May 17) from 10 a.m. – noon at TwispWorks. The workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan County, and Okanogan Fire District 6. Local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one’s home and...
Community briefs: Feb. 5, 2014

Community briefs: Feb. 5, 2014

This week: All about local botany, Chip seal project on Highway 20, 4-H basic training, Benefit for Trusting Spirit and Conservation celebration