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DNR leadership preps for worsening wildfires in Washington

Hilary Franz talks environmental challenges in visit to Whatcom, Skagit counties

Hilary Franz is the Commissioner of Public Lands for Washington smiles for the camera while leaning onto a wooden counter with vintage photos hanging behind her.
Hilary Franz is the Commissioner of Public Lands for Washington and is running for governor in 2024. During a recent visit to Whatcom and Skagit counties this week, Franz talked about the environmental challenges the Department of Natural Resources has faced through her tenure — like wildfires. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
With wildfire season already underway in Western Washington, the state’s Commissioner of Publi
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