Forestry experts outline recovery efforts for hundreds of acres burned in Nakia Creek Fire

Columbian environment reporter Lauren Ellenbecker and photographer Taylor Balkom visited a logging site in the Nakia Creek Fire burn zone in June 2023. Logging the burned trees is the first step in recovering the land, according to forestry experts. No one has ever been charged in association with the fire, though law enforcement released a video showing persons of interest in the case in 2022. Read more about the recovery efforts and the next steps for the land at

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