February’s top blogs: Firefighting jobs, outdoor recreation and urban forestry drew most readers

Here are the blogs posted in February that drew the most views by Ear to the Ground readers. That’s you! Thanks for reading Ear to the Ground.

Bammert Firefighting isn’t just for men anymore

Historically, firefighting has been dominated by men in both professional and volunteer firefighting careers. But this just isn’t the case anymore.

DNR is currently recruiting for wildland firefighting positions and wants to encourage women to apply.


mailbox peak The little trail that could: Mailbox Peak Trail mentioned by President Obama

Mailbox Peak trail on DNR-managed lands was mentioned in the national news when President Obama commented on his appointment for Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, a Washington resident.


Reiter Foothills Test Rides Draws a Crowd

DNR hosted test rides on the first 4×4 trail built at Reiter Foothills Forest in Snohomish County since a  major restoration project began in November 2012.

two-best-urban-forests Two of the nation’s best urban forests are right here in the Pacific Northwest  

Seattle and Portland have beautiful, healthy trees, so it was no surprise to see that American Forests named these cities as two of the ten best U.S. cities for urban forests.


Make your voice heard. What information do you need for your epic DNR-recreation adventure?

DNR wants your opinion on ‘sprucing up’ our online recreation information. Please take three minutes to take our online recreation survey. (Survey ends March 8)

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