Kittitas County, its community members, public land managers, and other stakeholders, all bear the burden of wildfire risk, and KFACC shares that responsibility.
PHOTO BY John Marshall
In May 2017, agencies, stakeholders and community members met to express concerns for wildfire related issues in Kittitas County. Recognizing the importance of the issues of fire adapted communities, the meetings continued and the Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Coalition (KFACC) was formed.
Kittitas County, its community members, public land managers, and other stakeholders, all bear the burden of wildfire risk, and KFACC shares that responsibility. With that in mind, KFACC members work together, across property ownerships to accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration and wildfire mitigation in Kittitas County.
KFACC strives for Coalition members to represent all parts of the community: residents, businesses, policy-makers, land managers, non-profits, community organizations and emergency responders, as well as local, state, tribal, and federal governments. KFACC is supported by local organizations who support the coalition’s mission and values. KFACC has elected members that serve as leadership for the group.
A coordinated movement to increase community resiliency to wildfire by providing education, planning and technical assistance for implementing activities with the people that live, work and recreate in Kittitas County.
KFACC is a fiscally sponsored project of Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.