Published on Mar 21, 2018
Like other recent fires, the Jolly Mountain Fire in the summer of 2017 brought home the true nature of our landscape in Kittitas County. We are a fire environment, as is the entire east slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Fire is a natural part of the ecosystem and something that can and does occur on a regular basis. Landowners and homeowners who live in this environment should be aware of the risks, understand how to lessen their risks to become more resilient, and learn about resources available to them.
Local landowners resources list :
Small Forest Landowners Office, WA DNR https://www.dnr.wa.gov/sflo
Landowner Assistance Office - WA DNR SE Region https://www.dnr.wa.gov/cost-share-opp...
WSU Extension Forestry: http://forestry.wsu.edu/
Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue : http://www.kvfr.org/
Kittitas County Fire & Rescue #7: http://www.kittitascountyfirerescue.com/
Kittitas County Conservation District: kccd.net Fire Adapted Communities Washington: http://www.fireadaptedwashington.org/
Firewise USA Recognition Program, National Fire Protection Agency Program: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education...
Cle Elum Ranger District - USFS: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/okawe...
Find out more about current burn restrictions on DNR property and IFPL information at https://www.dnr.wa.gov/WildfirePreven....
If you are within a fire district, contact your local fire district for current burn restrictions or Kittitas County Fire Marshal's office at 509-962-7506 to find your fire district information.
KVFR's Public Records Officer:
400 East Mtn. View Ellensburg, WA 98926
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tel: (509) 933-7231