Managing Western Washington Wildfire Risk in a Changing Climate

Join the Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative, the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, and the Tulalip Tribes for a one-day workshop on Managing Western Washington Wildfire Risk in a Changing Climate on Monday, December 3 in Tulalip, WA. 

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Recent smoke events in western Washington – driven by large wildfires in the Northwest, British Columbia, and California – have raised concerns among western Washington communities about climate change and the impacts of more wildfire in the region. Is this “the new normal?” How will climate change affect the potential for wildfire west of the Cascades, and what can western Washington communities do to address that risk?

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The workshop will provide an opportunity to:

  • Share and discuss what we know (and don’t know) about climate change impacts on the potential for wildland fire west of the Cascades
  • Share and discuss strategies to help reduce the risk and consequences of wildland fire in western Washington
  • Identify near-term and longer-term information, research, partnership, and coordination needs related to this topic
  • Engage in peer-to-peer learning, networking, and a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas regarding approaches to preparing for wildfire

Who Should Attend? 

  • Staff from federal, state, and local agencies
  • Staff working in natural resource management, emergency management, hazard mitigation, land use planning and zoning, and forestry extension
  • Tribes
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Academia and researchers
  • Private sector and consultants

Lunch will be provided.

This event is co-hosted by the the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, and the Tulalip Tribes.

Photo from United States Forest Service.

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