IT'S BEEN NEARLY A MONTH SINCE THE CARLTON COMPLEX
FIRE RIPPED THROUGH THE CITY OF PATEROS DESTROYING
HUNDREDS OF HOMES.
THE THREAT OF MUDSLIDES IN THE BURN SCAR IS NOW A
KXLY-FOUR'S JOHN HENDRICKS SHOWS US WHAT'S BEING DONE
AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP MOTHER NATURE.
THE CARLTON COMPLEX NOT ONLY DESTROYED HUNDREDS OF
HOMES BUT DID SOME PRETTY BAD DAMAGE TO THE EARTH.
TODAY THOSE WONDERING HOW THEY COULD HELP MEND THE
BURN SCAR ATTENDED A WORK SHOP IN PATEROS.
IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME.
SIGNS OF LIFE ALONG ALTA LAKE ROAD A MONTH AFTER A
RAGING WILDFIRE LITTERALLY BURNED EVERYTHING LEAVIN
JUST ASH AND BARE DIRT.
It is personal to me, it's personal to my organization
because we all live in okanogan county.
THE SCALE OF DEVESTATION HAS MANY ASKING QUESTIONS.
NATS FROM WORKSHOP
TODAY THE OKANOGAN COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT HELD
A WORKSHOP ON WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN CLEANING
UP DEAD TREES AND DEBRIS FROM THEIR PROPERTY.
When this disaster hit and we saw how much private
land had been impacted we knew that this was something
we were going to need to step up and really reach
out to our land owners that we'd worked with and land
owners that we hadn't worked with.
KIRSTEN COOK WITH THE ORANIZATION SAYS A LOT OF THE
VEGITATION THAT BURNED WILL COME BACK.
BUT THERE IS CONCERN OVER STEEP HILLS AND THE WINTER
The natural resource concervation service is currently
doing assesments of areas that are most at risk for
flash flooding, places where there are houses in an
area where there may be hit by some sort of debris
MANY AT THE WORKSHOP HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT DEAD TREES.
GUY GIFFORDS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SAYS IT'S GOOD TO LEAVE ABOUT 2 TO 4 PER ACRE STILL
STANDING OR ON THE GROUND.
Mother Natures bird house was a big tree, the woodpeckers
will make a hole and then the next year the migratory
song bird's will use that same hole that the woodpecker
used the year before.
EXPERTS SAY THE RECENT RAINS WILL DO GOOD.
THEY'RE ASKING THOSE IN THE BURN SCAR TO WAIT A FEW
WEEKS AND SEE WHAT MOTHER NATURE DOES BEFORE MAKING
ANY CHANGES LIKE PLANTING TREES OR NEW GRASS TO THEIR
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE OKANOGAN COUNTY CONSERVATION
DISTRICT HEAD OVER TO KXLY-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON THE
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REPORTING IN PATEROS.