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 Firewise.org 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

Fall 2021 registration has ended. Look for spring registration to begin in March.

Please see important details and requirements here.

*Please take before photos before beginning your work!

Thank you to the WA Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for funding this program! Interested in additional assistance managing your land? Contact 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.

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 *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