3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference
"Shared Responsibility: Research, Management, and Communities"
April 17-19, 2012 ~ Hilton Hotel ~ Seattle, Washington, USA
Field Trip Theme
Shared Responsibility: Communities and Agencies Working Together
Field Trip Information
Tour scenic Snoqualmie Valley following the heart of the river from Snoqualmie Falls as it winds its way through fertile forests and farms, engage in a presentation on shared responsibility, tour a firewise home and garden, and end the day at one of the Seattle areas premier wineries. The field trip will include participation from two groups who were involved in the fuel mitigation project: King County and the Tolt River Highlands Community.
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. depart from Hilton
4:15 p.m. return to Hilton
Cost: $65 per person
Seats: 50 seats available on first come, first serve basis
Reservations: Reserve your space today through the conference registration page. If you have already registered and would like to add the Field Trip, log on with your username and password, go to the registration page and add the Field Trip. Registration.
Attire: Comfortable clothes, walking shoes, rain jacket and/or umbrella, camera
Food: Lunch made with fresh, local grown food will be provided; please make note of any dietary restrictions when reserving your seat.
Our first stop will be Snoqualmie Falls. The 270-ft waterfall is one of Washington State’s most popular scenic attractions. We will spend about an hour at Snoqualmie Falls, where Snoqualmie Tribe Cultural Department Director, Steve Mullen-Moses, will share the value of the Falls and the importance of the forests and waterways of the Snoqualmie Valley to the Snoqualmie Tribe as conveyed through the legend of Moon the Transformer. You will also be able to visit the gift/coffee shop.
Click here for more information about Snoqualmie Falls.
Our second stop of the field trip will be the Tolt-MacDonald Park. The park is approximately 574 acres and has a 500-ft suspension bridge across the Snoqualmie River. The bridge offers terrific views of the river and the Cascade foothills. Lunch will be served at picnic tables near a lovely barn the lunchtime speaker Joan Lee, King County Rural and Regional Services Manager, will discuss Forests, Farms and Fish: Shared Responsibility.
For more information on Tolt-MacDonald Park click here.
Our third stop will be at a Firewise Home in Tolt River Highlands. We will tour the home and grounds and receive a co-presentation on Shared Responsibility related to Firewise planning and practices and Firewise garden design for NW Pacific coast.
Presentation by Jeff Madden of Madden-McNarmara Consulting and Kirsten Lints, owner of Gardens Alive Design.
Congratulations to Ms. Lints who was recently selected as the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA) Young Member of the Year. She also won a gold ribbon last year at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show for her design for the large WSNLA display garden. We are very pleased to have a designer of her caliber as a Firewise booster!
The final stop of the field trip will be at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Washington State’s oldest winery. We will spend about an hour at the winery, during which time you may tour the chateau/winery, have a wine tasting, visit the gift shop, and/or simply stroll through the lovely grounds and gardens.
Click here for more information about Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.
For More Information: Please contact Michelle Ekstrom – Fieldtrip Coordinator.
Thank you to all who have worked so hard to make this Field Trip possible: Linda Vane, Kristi McClelland & Joan Lee from King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Jeff Madden of Madden-McNarmara Consulting, Kirsten Lints of Gardens Alive Design, Steve Mullen-Moses of Snoqualmie Tribe Cultural Department, Michelle Ekstrom and Raegan Hoeft from the Conference Steering Committee.