We rely a lot on landowners to remove and dispose of vegetation from around their homes, but what happens if we begin to build workforce capacity to not only mitigate wildfire, but to steward our lands so that we can all better live with fire? Meet two communities in Washington who are building their teams and learn from their successes (and sometimes the hard truths) in creating and sustaining a workforce.
Jay McLaughlin, Executive Director, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards:
David Walker, Fire Chief, Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue
Kara Karboski, Community Prescribed Fire Program Manager, and Joe Hill, Forest & Community Resilience Specialist, Cascadia Conservation District, participated in a learning exchange. Learn how they used what they learned to get work done on the ground and how burning together can build community capacity.