Haines State Forester Greg Palmieri said all Upper Lynn Canal property owners should consider tuning in to one of his fire prevention workshops this week. Wildland fire response is always a challenge, he said, and especially this year because COVID-19 concerns could slow response.
“I think every rural landowner, property owner, homeowner should take into consideration that the kind of response that they need to protect themselves and the valuables that they have on their land are not going to be immediately there,” he said.
“It’s a challenge to respond at all different levels. So anything that a homeowner can do individually to limit the impacts of wildland fire on their home is valuable no matter what year it is or when it’s occurring, whether there’s a pandemic or not.”