Environment

‘Era of Megafires’ Kicking Off Spring Tour

The Wildfire Project’s Era of Megafires is a multi-media, traveling presentation that features Forest Ecologist Dr. Paul Hessburg with the U.S. Forest Service, along with video vignettes by North 40 Productions and the work of wildfire photographer John Marshall. They’re kicking off their spring tour tonight in Wenatchee, before heading to nearly 40 locations across the…

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Wildlife & Recreation Coalition Meets with State Lawmakers

The Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition, a nonprofit citizens group that leverages public funds for new local and state parks, wildlife habitat and farmland preservation, had their Legislative Day in Olympia last week. Bob Bugert, Partnerships Director at the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, has been a board member with the Coalition for over 20 years. He said…

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Lake Chelan Water Levels Just Below Average

Even with the cold, snow, icy winter that seems to have gone on too long, snowpack in the basin above Lake Chelan is below normal. The Chelan PUD’s Energy Trading Analyst Becky Keating tells KOHO so far the Lake Chelan basin runoff forecast for April-July is at 89% of average. But, the below-average snowpack has…

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City of Leavenworth Working to Update Wastewater Treatment Facility Plan

The city of Leavenworth is working to update operations at their wastewater treatment facility. Over the course of 2016, city planners and engineers looked at current treatment levels and where they would need to be improved in order to meet new state ecological requirements. This week they sent off their updated plan to the state…

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Meeting Tomorrow in Cashmere on Grizzly Bear Reintroduction Plan

Federal officials want residents to weigh in on their proposals to restore the population of grizzly bears to the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington state. The first of several open houses begins in Cle Elum today, and Cashmere tomorrow. It’s at the Riverside Center from 6-8 p.m. Several open houses are scheduled…

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