Commissioner Franz and Jeff Lambert Discuss Partnership in Fireside Chat Event

Photo by Emma Epperly, The Spokesman-Review

Commissioner Hilary Franz of the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) joined the DHC on Friday, September 20th in an open discussion at the Camp Caro Lodge. Topics of discussion included wildfire prevention, forest health, climate change resiliency work, and management of the Dishman Hills Natural Area.

“It’s great to be able to meet with groups like Dishman Hills Conservancy, which seized the opportunity to preserve and protect natural lands more than a half century ago, and continues to educate residents on why their work is so incredibly important,” said Commissioner Franz. She highlighted how important it is to improve the partnership between the DNR and the DHC to ensure our public wetlands and natural areas are enjoyed for generations to come.

Paul Knowles, Special Projects Manager of Spokane County Parks, hosted the event. The DHC will host commissioner Franz again in November to continue the discussion about solutions to local issues. The DHC hopes to have more help from DNR with managing the Dishman Hills Natural Resource Conservation Area and adding more conservation land.

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