Here are the top posts you read on Ear to the Ground in the month of November.
Court case shows costs and consequences of an avoidable wildfire
The legal consequences facing three juveniles accused of starting a wildfire in Jefferson County last Labor Day (video from the Sequim Gazette).
Creepy creatures crawling in Washington’s forests
Prowling through the forests are creepy, crawly critters trying to eat their way through our forests. As they do, more acres of Washington’s forests have diseased and dying trees.
Cutting firewood on DNR-managed state trust lands
Some state trust lands are open for personal fire wood gathering at timber harvest sites but only with advance permission from DNR.
Orca spotted off Vashon Island
In early November, Vashon Island residents gathered on a beach to watch orcas breach and swim in the nearshore. DNR’s Aquatic Reserve Program designated Maury Island, an island neighboring Vashon Island, seven years ago as an aquatic reserve. Read more…
Recreation Alert: Upcoming seasonal closures on DNR-managed lands
Some recreation facilities and trails on DNR-managed state trust lands close for the winter season. Before you head out, make sure you know what’s open and what’s closed. Read more…
No Christmas tree cutting in State Trust forests but we know where else you can go
DNR does not allow Christmas tree cutting on state trust lands because the trees will provide much more revenue for public schools, universities, counties, etc., if they are harvested at maturity. The good news is we know where else you can go to cut your own tree. Read more…
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