Environment

Garden Guru – How to Winter Over

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday during the growing season to help us green our thumbs. In Episode 28, Parsons talks about using a “hoop house” to get a few more weeks of greens growing, planting garlic this month and setting aside fall lawn clippings and leaves for composting.

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Locals Voicing Opposition to Federal Grizzly Bear Plan

Grizzlies once roamed much of the Cascade Mountains. Now a federal plan is looking to reintroduce grizzles to the North Cascades once again, but those who live in the region or who recreate in the area are voicing opposition, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Pile Burns Putting Some Smoke Into NCW

Pile burning is underway on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. If you see or smell smoke this week, it could be from burns up the Chiwawa, Entiat or Methow Valleys. Most smoke will disperse eastward, the forest service said. Crews are burning 100 acres on Natapoc Ridge about three miles north of Plain, 30 acres in…

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Garden Guru – Broccoli, Green Tomatoes, Cooler Temps

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday during the growing season to help us green our thumbs. In Episode 26, Parsons and KOHO’s Dan Langager discuss harvesting broccoli and green tomatoes, using hoop and green houses to keep the growing going a little longer and buttoning up other crops for the…

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Report: Wash. DNR Making Progress On Fires, Climate, Has Work To Do Elsewhere

Fire season is winding down, especially after snowfall over weekend. So how are state forest managers doing in mitigating wildfire risk and improving forest health? A new report says the state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is making progress on issues such as climate change and wildfires. But it also finds Franz could be…

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Garden Guru – Seed Saving, Climate Strikes

Scott Parsons is your Garden Guru and joins us every Tuesday during the growing season to help us green our thumbs. Episode 25, is all about saving seeds for next year’s garden and the climate strikes that took place around the world last week, including in Wenatchee.

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