Cascadia Conservation District
Serving Chelan County

"Wildfire is a fact of life in North Central Washington.
Ultimately, it is not a matter of if a wildfire will occur, but when."

Wildfire Preparedness

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.

  • Visit for additional resources and tips on preparing your home for wildfire season.
  • See Wildfire Preparedness Tips here
  • Get your Wildfire Toolkit here
  • Get your Firewise Landscape Guide here and brochure here
  • Get your Post-Fire Preparedness Guide here
  • View the US Forest Service Wildfire Season Story Map here
  • Extensive info on Firewise Construction here
  • Ready, Set, Go! Personal Action Guide here

    Contact Us for more information.

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 2024 registration is open through May 1!

Register here:

Chipping is scheduled for the weeks of May 13th and May 20th

For More Information Click 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: 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: (509) 436-1601 or the WA State Department of Natural Resources Landowner Assistance program here:

For additional information on making your home and property more resilient to wildfire please visit



 *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