Fire Response HelpAfter the fire: Blue Creek, July 2015
Fire Response HelpSteep slopes will be prone to erosion for a time.
Fire Response HelpErosion from fire suppression efforts
Fire Response HelpFences were burned out.
Fire Response HelpNew grass three weeks after the fire
Fire Response HelpWild roses regenerating after the fire
Fire Response HelpFire retardant will rinse off in the first rain.
The 2015 Blue Creek Fire left landowners with some significant challenges in replanting and restoring damaged land, as shown in the above photos. The District is actively seeking cost-share assistance, but in the meantime, landowners can benefit from the knowledge and experience of both District employees and the staff of NRCS. Land uses vary, so landowners are encouraged to come to the District where staff can assist in determining the plants, trees, and seed mix adapted to a particular site. NRCS and District staff have put together the following information:
Wildfire Recovery Tips (NRCS)
- Revegetation, Methods of Seeding
- Plant Guides: Set 1 Grasses, Set 2 Grasses, and Set 3 Grasses.
- Reforestation and Fall Weed Control
- Erosion Control Practices: Erosion Section 1 and Erosion Section 2
Establishing Permanent Cover General information on establishing cover in Walla Walla County.
Plant Only Quality Seed How to select high-quality seed for best results.
Native Plant Sources A list of producers of native plants. Always ask if the seed is sourced from Eastern Washington. A seedling from seeds collected in the Olympic rainforest will not be well-adapted to the Blue Mountains.
Link to Webster Forest Nursery Order EARLY as sales begin September 1st and the nursery anticipates very high demand.