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Researchers were studying how drought conditions affect the trees to determine which variety would best serve as winbreak tress for farmsteads.

Lind Dryland and the death of 85 Austrian trees

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter September 16, 2021

WSU’s Lind Dryland Research Station housed 85 Austrian pine trees for 45 years before they were all destroyed in a fire this summer, leaving decades of ongoing research incomplete.  In 1976, 329...

Although the Palouse does not have a lot of major disasters, there are still damaging wind storms and weather concerns. 

Preparedness Month prompts preventative disaster measures

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief September 2, 2021

September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide effort encouraging community members and businesses to think about disaster planning.  This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing...

Last week, Pullman Fire Department helped fight the Bruler Fire in Linn County, Oregon.

Eastern Washington wildfire season ramping up

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter July 19, 2021

Two fires burning in Eastern Washington are gaining momentum as several departments attempt to contain the flames.  Lightning fires are becoming more common and are potentially the biggest threats...

Most wildfires are started by people, but measures can be taken to reduce risk.

Defensible space around homes reduces risk of wildfire

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 4, 2021

Earlier this year, the Washington state legislature passed the forest health bill, which provides funding for the advancement of forest management practices to reduce wildfire risks. Eastern and Western...

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter September 7, 2020

A fire in Colfax has spread across roughly 500-1,000 acres, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Level 3 evacuations are occurring, meaning residents in threatened areas...

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