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Public has its say in comprehensive planning

July 9, 2024
Adam M. Sowards

Skagit County  takes the community’s pulse at three public open houses

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Wildfire fighting is on a year-round cycle

December 13, 2023
Adam M. Sowards

As wildfire seasons get longer due to climate change, the off-season to prepare for the next fire season gets shorter.

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San Juans assess fire risk, in the aftermath of Lahaina

September 1, 2023
Kathryn Wheeler

Excess forest vegetation once controlled by managed burns by Coast Salish peoples now accumulates in dry, unhealthy forest conditions.

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photo: Matt Benoit © 2021

Prepared for the worst, local agencies plan wildfire-fighting strategies while hoping for the best

August 5, 2021
Matt Benoit

Whatcom County’s emergency management teams will focus this year’s training on fighting wildfires, and are stepping up reminders to the community that most such fires are caused by human actions — and therefore preventable.

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photo: Taimi Dunn Gorman © 2020

As wildfire smoke endangers health indoors and out, questions arise about government response

September 21, 2020
Mara Kardas-Nelson / InvestigateWest
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photo: Amy Nelson © 2019

Whatcom plans as climate crisis threatens shorelines, homes, livelihoods

January 7, 2020
Kimberly Cauvel

The worst impacts of climate change in Whatcom County are yet to come, scientists say. Researchers say that while some changes may seem to be emerging slowly, swift action is needed to curb and prepare for them.Residents are already seeing impacts on the waterfront, air quality and fisheries they treasure.

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