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Commissioner Franz Unveils “Keep Washington Evergreen” Plan
Commissioner Franz Unveils “Keep Washington Evergreen” Plan
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is partnering with the state legislature on the Keep Washington Evergreen initiative, which aims to conserve 1 million acres of the state's forests while reforesting another million acres by 2040. The plan is an attempt to build off of House Bill 1168, a wildfire response bill that was unanimously passed by the legislature last session ...
Funding Bill for Wildfire Prevention Nearing Finish Line
Funding Bill for Wildfire Prevention Nearing Finish Line
The Washington State Senate will vote soon on a comprehensive funding bill for wildfire prevention. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says it's a significant bill designed to provide critical funding for wildfire response. "The air resources, the firefighters, getting more equipment and personnel in our communities at our local fire districts who are first on the line ...
Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz Launches Wildfire Ready Program in Chelan County Monday
Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz Launches Wildfire Ready Program in Chelan County Monday
Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz was in Wenatchee Monday morning to announce the launch of the Wildfire Ready program. She says it's about preparing your property to minimize its risk. "Residents will be given a detailed action plan that will set the steps they can take this spring as well as information about local resources and contractors that can help them get started ..