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Upcoming Talk 02.08.24 | Landscaping in Wildfire Country

Join us on Thursday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for the next installment of our Conservation Talk Series! We will be joined by Guy Gifford, Statewide Community Resilience Manager for the Wildland Fire Management Division of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).


The landscaping practices we choose make a huge difference on a home's chance of surviving a wildfire. Learn about the characteristics of various trees, ground cover, and other plants that are good choices to use around your home when you live in wildfire country.



Unable to join us for this presentation? The recording will be posted here a week after the presentation.

 

About our speaker:


Guy Gifford is the Statewide Community Resilience Manager for the Wildland Fire Management Division of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He has been a wildland firefighter since 1984, when he started his wildland fire fighting career on a 20-person crew for the Washington DNR, and a forester since 1991. During fire season Guy works on type 3 teams in planning and information officer roles. He has been a volunteer ski patroller with the Mount Spokane Ski Patrol since 1994 and has served on the board of the Dishman Hills Conservancy since 2015, where he chairs their Stewardship Committee. At the DNR, the Community Resilience program includes the following programs: Firewise USA Sites, Community Wildfire Protection Plans, Wildfire Ready Neighbors, and Community Wildfire Defense Grants.


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