Wildfire Info

Services during Covid-19

Wildfire preparedness staff are dedicated to supporting your efforts to understand and reduce your wildfire risk this spring and summer. At this time, we ARE offering on-site wildfire risk assessments to homeowners following our established Covid-19 protocols that have been developed specifically for this service.  If you'd like to schedule a wildfire risk assessment for your property or you'd like more information on our protocols, please contact our Community Wildfire Resilience Program Coordinator Jenny Coe jcoe@whatcomcd.org.

 

Wildfire risk is increasing in western Washington due to changing climate conditions that include:

  • Increasing air temperature
  • Decreasing summer rain
  • Earlier snowmelt

It all adds up to drier fuels and forests that are more receptive to ignition and spread of wildfire.

Whatcom Conservation District has the knowledge and resources to help homeowners and communities understand their wildfire risk and feel empowered to take preparedness actions.

wildfire personalized risk assessments
community education and risk planning
collective impact

Questions?  Contact Jenny Coe, WCD’s Community Wildfire Resilience Coordinator at jcoe@whatcomcd.org or 360-526-2381 x106

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Community Education & Risk Planning photo: Isaac Colgan,  Header photo (Goodell Creek Fire): Skagit Valley Herald, Collective Impact photo: Scott Terrell-Skagit Valley Herald.
 

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