Washington Dry Forests Fire Learning Network

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The Washington Dry Forests Fire Learning Network is an initiative the supports collaboratives, tribal, federal, state, and local agencies, non-profits, and community partners working to increase the resilience of our communities and to restore the fire adapted dry forests on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains and up into the Selkirk Range of northeastern Washington.

Fire is an essential part of this landscape, but large-scale, severe wildfires and the poor health of forests threaten wildlife habitat, clean water, recreation, and local livelihoods. 

Our goals are to increase capacity for greater co-management of fire and forests, bringing more partners and stakeholders to the table, building a more qualified fire workforce on all lands, supporting place-based solutions, and improving the pace, scale, and strategic placement of forest restoration work. We work by implementing innovative projects, planting the seeds for new coalitions and collaboratives, connecting practitioners to resources and new ideas, bridging efforts between stakeholders, and supporting the capacity of local groups and organizations.