DNR Asking for $55 Million for State’s Wildfire Budget

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz today unveiled a request to double the state’s wildfire fighting budget. The $55 million wildfire spending plan will improve wildfire response and create healthier forests. No Washingtonian was spared from the impacts of wildfire this year. Hot, dry conditions – coupled with diseased and dying…


Public Lands Commissioner Franz Touring Eastern Washington

Fire season has begun, and Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz is hosting three Town Hall outreach events to make sure communities are prepared and engaged. The events are scheduled in Yakima (June 26), Chelan (June 27), and Spokane (June 28). Commissioner Franz leads the Department of Natural Resources – the…