Inland Empire SAF

Blue Mountain Land Trust "Learning on the Land" program - Blue Creek Fire Rehab

Blue Mt. Land Trust's  Learning on the Land

“Blue Creek Fire One Year Later”


In Conjunction With

Walla Walla Ranger District, USDA Umatilla National Forest Service

The Palouse-Snake River Chapter of the Inland Empire Society of American Foresters.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

8:00 a.m.   Meet at WWCC parking lot.  Welcome, introductions, outline of the day by BMLT.  Carpool

            to location on Klicker Mt. Road.

8:40 a.m.   “A Day in the Life of the Blue Creek Fire, 2015.”, Rocky Eastman, Walla Walla 

            County Fire District 4, Chief.  Ignition and first few hours… first few days…

9:00 a.m.    Tom Schoenfelder, SE Regional Forester, DNR.  Blue Creek fire grows.  Washington State’s response.

9:20 a.m.    Brett Thomas, Walla Walla Ranger District Fuel Management Officer. The Blue Creek fire     suppression tactics, ICS  engagement.

9:40 a.m.    Carrie Spradlin, Walla Walla Ranger District Silviculturalist:  Vegetation and   invasive species management.  Long-term insect and disease concerns in the area..

10:00a.m.   Tom Schoenfelder, DNR Defensible space and local Firewise actions to protect homeowners. WA DNR cost-share programs for fuel reduction activities on private forest land.

10:20a.m.   Question and Answer, USFS, WA DNR, Walla Walla County Fire District 4, SAF and forest landowners. 


Registration is through the Blue Mountain Land Trust website, Learning on the Land, Education.  Let Lisa Naylor know if you have any questions!  (509) 386-6021.