"Wildfire is a fact of life in North Central Washington.
Ultimately, it is not a matter of if a wildfire will occur, but when."
Are You Firewise?
As residents of a fire-prone area it is important that we acknowledge the dangers that exist around us and take the appropriate actions to protect ourselves and our communities BEFORE a wildfire starts.
In an effort to help Chelan County residents prepare for wildfires, the Cascadia Conservation District has taken a lead role in the development of both individual community and county-wide wildfire protection plans. As funding permits, we also offer free wild fire risk assessments to interested landowners, participate in wildfire education & outreach efforts, and provide support to neighborhoods seeking Firewise Communities/USA recognition.
Do you own 5 or more acres of forested land in the upper Wenatchee valley? You may qualify for fuels reduction assistance through our Fuel Break and Forest Resilience Partnership Program. Find out more here!
Roving Chipper Program
Spring 2023 is open.
Please see important details and requirements here.
*Please take before photos before beginning your work!
*Residents in the Leavenworth area please reference this map to see if you fall within Fire District 3's coverage. If so, please contact Mike Smith: email@example.com who will be organizing a similar chipping program offered around the same time.
This program is designed to help with wildfire fuels reduction around ~200 ft of a residence. If you have more area to treat or and are interested in additional assistance managing your land contact either Joe Hill: JoeH@CascadiaCD.org (509) 436-1601 or the WA State Department of Natural Resources Landowner Assistance program here: https://www.dnr.wa.gov/cost-share.
For additional information on making your home and property more resilient to wildfire please visit www.Firewise.org.
*Some local Fire Districts also offer chipping services. Contact your local FD for details:
Chelan FD 7
Leavenworth FD 3
Manson FD 5
Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue
Wenatchee FD 1
Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition