2015 Mt. Adams Cougar Creek Burn: The Future

December 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Columbia High School Library
1455 NW Bruin Country Rd
White Salmon, WA 98672
Jurgen Hess

Cougar Creek Fire 2015Cougar Creek Fire Map 2015The goal of the forum is to inform, educate, and enlighten us about:

  • How the burn affected the Yakama Nation, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA Dept. of Natural Resources and private timberlands;
  • What restoration, rebuilding, salvage logging, and other work is being planned or is already underway;
  • Which management strategies are being contemplated for future wildfires.

A free public program with panel speakers and audience participation. This fire was one of the largest fires in the area in recent history. You can see some images and the Wildfire Magazine story I did on the fire at this link: http://wildfiremagazine.org/article/the-northwest-fires-cougar-mountain-burnout/

Friday, December 11th, 7:009 p.m.
Columbia High School Library

1455 NW Bruin Country Rd. (off NW Loop Dr.), White Salmon, WA, 98672 

Panel members: 

Steve Andringa, Administrative Forester, Yakama Nation 
Mark Nuetzmann, Wildlife Biologist, Yakama Nation
Mose Jones-Yellin, District Ranger, Mt.Adams Ranger District, USFS 
Jessica Hudec, Fire Ecologist, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, USFS
Ken McNamee, Manager, Southeast Region Alpine District, WA Dept. of Natural Resources 
Albert Durkee, Forester, Southeast Region, WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Jay McLaughlin, Forester, Executive Director, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards
Darryl Lloyd, FOMA Conservation Chair, “A Geographic Overview of the Burn” 
Jurgen Hess, FOMA board member, Moderator 



More details: Darvel Lloyd, FOMA Chair, darvlloyd@gmail.com, 503-251-2784, or mtadamsfriends.org

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