Stories tagged: Department of Natural Resources
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
An investment of $55 million would include a doubling of the state’s resources to fight wildfires. Franz, in an interview recorded for the Spokesman-Review’s Newsmakers podcast series, said such spending …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc. was the successful bidder on a timber sale aimed at making 604 acres of the Colville National Forest more resilient to wildfires.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
After three days and 11 miles, the Silver Lake fire that burned 340 acres along Interstate 90 near Cheney is nearly burnt out.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.
The worst of the Silver Lake fire burning along Interstate 90 near Cheney is likely over as residents return home and firefighters focus Tuesday on mopping up hotspots.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
A fast-moving brush fire quickly grew to 100 acres and its smoke forced brief closures on Interstate 90 in both directions near the Cheney exit as fire officials called for …
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
Fire officials say a small wildfire that sparked near Valleyford on Saturday afternoon is unlikely to grow in size.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
Amid read flag warnings and a burn ban for Central and Eastern Washington, several fires sparked around Spokane Friday afternoon and evening.
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
Fire crews were able to contain a large fire burning north of Interstate 90 in Kittitas County from threatening structures in the town of Vantage.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a decision that put Washington on the hook for replacing hundreds of culverts in an effort to save salmon while refusing to order federal government …
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:42 p.m.
Washington Department of Natural Resources prepares its fleet of Hueys for wildfire season.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
The DNR plan points to prescribed burns, thinning and the steady harvesting of small-diameter trees to help restore forest health.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
A judge says Washington state’s Department of Natural Resources acted arbitrarily when it blocked a sublease sought by developers of a massive proposed coal-export terminal in southwest Washington.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Fire danger is still listed as high in most of Eastern Washington despite the welcome rain that has been falling this week.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
A fire burning west of Medical Lake Sunday afternoon has quickly grew to over 200 acres in size.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
A fast moving brush fire near Colville briefly prompted a Level 3 evacuation notice for residents on Gold Creek Loop Road Friday, but the notice was canceled.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped a fire work crew near Goldendale, near the Oregon border about 70 miles south of Yakima.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
A fire burning far north of Spokane in Pend Oreille County near Sullivan Lake grew to about 1,700 acres Monday night.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
The Snag fire burning south of Spokane along U.S. Highway 195 is mostly contained, fire crews said Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
A wind driven brush fire was threatening one home near Addy in Stevens County Tuesday evening.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 5 a.m.
State will look for ways to save timberlands from catastrophic wildfires.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 4:15 a.m.
Review of fatal Twisp fire calls for more training, possible change to policy on protecting rural homes
High temperatures and drought created an explosive fire season in Washington in 2015. Fires across the state raged out of control, including one outside of Twisp that killed three U.S. …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 6:57 p.m.
The state of Washington is deciding whether to protect 45 acres of aquatic lands that had been set aside for a proposed coal-export shipping terminal at Cherry Point.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 9 p.m.
The fires Oct. 16, 1991, which came collectively to be known as “Firestorm,” ravaged the Spokane area. Fueled by 60 mph winds and 41 days without rain, 92 separate blazes …
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016
In the primary races for lieutenant governor and lands commissioner, the editorial board selected candidates who didn’t advance to the general election. The following are our reassessments in those contests. …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Washington state officials want to expand two conservation areas with financial assistance from the U.S. Navy, which has concerns about development hampering underwater research.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
After two consecutive years in which wildfires set acreage records in Washington, this fire season has been light. In fact, wildfires have been smaller and less destructive in Washington, Oregon …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
DNR uses new forecasting tool to pinpoint hot spots for wild fires.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Seven candidates are vying for the position of Washington’s public lands commissioner. It’s the top job at the state Department of Natural Resources, which manages 5.6 million acres of state …
Sun., July 3, 2016
As for fireworks, those have been banned in Spokane and most of the county since for more than 20 years, and for good reason. One spark, regardless of the source, …