By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC TWISP, Wash. – When fire came to the Methow Valley in July 2014, the difference between essential and non-essential became startlingly clear. Very quickly, Dwain and Erika Hutson realized that it was essential to keep their NAPA Auto Parts store open.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Using Montana’s fast-growing Flathead County as a template, a Washington State University researcher has found that moderately restrictive land-use policies can significantly curb the potential damage of rural wildfires. However, highly restrictive planning laws will not do much more.
Dr. Toddi Steelman will be the featured speaker of the Thomas S. Foley Institute public lecture Thursday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in CUE 518.Steelman, an associate professor of environmental and natural resource policy at North Carolina State University, will examine “Is a Sustainable Wildfire Policy Possible?”The lecture will analyze the past five years since […]