At the recent Good Eggs breakast are, from left: King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer; Auburn City Council member Yolanda Trout-Manuel; Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz; and Auburn City Council member Larry Brown. COURTESY PHOTO

At the recent Good Eggs breakast are, from left: King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer; Auburn City Council member Yolanda Trout-Manuel; Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz; and Auburn City Council member Larry Brown. COURTESY PHOTO

Lands Commissioner to local leaders: state spent $60 million fighting forest fires last year

Franz is special guest at Good Eggs breakfast

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:53pm
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Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz spoke about her vision for the Department of Natural Resources and its work around emergency preparedness, forest fire prevention, land management and more at the monthly Good Eggs breakfast hosted by King County Council member Pete von Reichbauer.

Franz’s department manages 3 million acres of state lands and 2.6 million acres of aquatic land, providing needed revenue to the state. She also works to promote recreation such as hiking and camping and manages the state’s largest on-call fire department, which last year fought one of the worst forest fire seasons in memory, costing the state $60 million.

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