Stories tagged: department of natural resources
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Over 60 people crowded into a little log building at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Friday night to hear Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz layout her plan …
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019
The fire was reported at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday and drew response from the Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Benton County crews.
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019
Many of Washington’s public schools are at risk of serious damage in an earthquake, with the older buildings among the most vulnerable, a new study ordered by the Legislature said.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019
A structure fire spread into nearby trees and grass near Cheney Friday morning, prompting a response from local and state fire crews.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Fire officials say a small wildfire that sparked near Valleyford on Saturday afternoon is unlikely to grow in size.
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018
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
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
Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.
Tue., June 12, 2018
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
Washington Department of Natural Resources prepares its fleet of Hueys for wildfire season.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
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
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
A fire burning west of Medical Lake Sunday afternoon has quickly grew to over 200 acres in size.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
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
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
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
The Snag fire burning south of Spokane along U.S. Highway 195 is mostly contained, fire crews said Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017
A wind driven brush fire was threatening one home near Addy in Stevens County Tuesday evening.
Fri., April 21, 2017
State will look for ways to save timberlands from catastrophic wildfires.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
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
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
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
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.