Volunteers sought for fire fuel reduction
By JESSE MAJOR staff writer 8 hrs ago Comments
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Mule Deer Foundation are seeking volunteers Saturday to help reduce the threat of wildfires in Morrison Canyon.
“We’ve had so many catastrophic wildfires over the years,” said Shana Winegeart, manager of the L.T. Murray wildlife area. “It’s something we can do to reduce our fire risk.”
Volunteers will meet at Morrison Canyon Road at 9 a.m. Saturday and should be ready to work most of the day. Sawyer crews will show up at 7 a.m.
After crews drop some trees in the area and cut tree limbs, volunteers will stack limbs and haul trees to the road.
Winegeart said volunteers should bring a good pair of boots, gloves, a shovel and a lunch.
Those who help will be allowed to take some logs home to use as firewood.
To get the project site, take the Elk Heights exit on Interstate 90 and drive west into the forest. Then continue driving 2.6 miles after the pavement ends.