02/03/2017: "Reduce Wildfire Risk By Use Of Woody Biomass"
Northwest Natural Resource Group is offering a workshop on using woody biomass to reduce wildfire risk in the San Juans in Eastound, WA on Saturday, February 25, 2017
Speakers will cover the history of island forests, the risks and problems with leaving dense forests unmanaged, and different active management strategies to reduce wildfire risk, enhance forest biodiversity, improve wildlife habitat, and generate income. This workshop will empower landowners to greatly improve the ecological and economic value of their forests.
WHERE: Orcas Island Fire & Rescue, 45 Lavender Lane, Eastsound, WA 98245
Topics this class will cover include:
• Ecology and history of San Juan forests
• Fire hazards of overstocked stands
• Wildlife impacts of homogenous systems
• Active managements solutions
• Cost mitigation options