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County public meetings scheduled


August 22, 2018

Klickitat County wants its residents to be fully aware of its Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). For that reason, two meetings will be held to provide information on the plan. One is in Goldendale on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Klickitat PUD, and one is in White Salmon on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Center.

The purpose of these public meetings is to provide an overview of and discuss the CWPP that is currently being developed for Klickitat County. The purpose of the CWPP is to promote awareness of both local and countywide wildland fire hazards and propose solutions to reduce wildfire risk to communities in Klickitat County. Public input is being sought by the CWPP planning committee to better understand the vulnerability of county residents, businesses, and resources to wildfire.

The planning committee is currently working on:

• Mapping the Wildland Urban Interface in Klickitat County.

• Improving public awareness and educating the public about wildfire risk.

• Evaluating strategies for landowners to lessen wildfire potential.

• Addressing areas of inadequate fire protection.

• Recommending risk mitigation projects.

These meetings are open to the public and will include presentations by natural resource specialists from Northwest Management and local fire personnel who are currently working to develop the CWPP.


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