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Teanaway Community Forest: Forest Health and Resiliency Tour

Date & Time
Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 10:00AM-11:30AM
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Where to Meet and Parking Information
Start at I-90 exit 85 (Cle Elum). Go east on SR-970 for 6.9 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road. Drive for 7 miles, then turn left on West Fork Teanaway Road. Follow to the end of the pavement and park on the left side of the road.

Join us to learn the basics of what makes a healthy, fire-resilient forest! Meet Jason Emsley, DNR, at the West Fork turnaround in the Teanaway Community Forest, checking in with your vaccine card before 10AM, when the walk begins.

Jason will talk participants through the elements of forest health as you walk through the forest, pointing out examples of past projects and practices and explaining the impact they have. Jason has been a Forester and land manager with the WA State Department of Natural Resources for 15+ years. He is responsible for forest operations in the Teanaway Community Forest and is an expert in wildfire mitigation and forest management. His personal interests include ethnobotany, forest ecology, traditional living skills, and foraging. 

The walk will take about an hour and a half at an easy pace. Registration is free, but limited to 15 people, and those of all ages are encouraged to join us. Proof of vaccination is required for participation. You’ll need a Discover Pass to park at the West Fork turnaround.