DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR WILDFIRE RISK AND IMPROVE FOREST HEALTH?
Then let’s remove some vegetation!
With cost share rates starting at 50% and up to 85% – the more acreage, the more neighbors participating, the higher the cost share rate – and a forester rebate of up to $900 for each property owner who qualifies to selectively log their land – the 123 Project is the way to go to get work done on your land.
The Eagle Creek and Little Chumstick area has been identified as ‘high risk’ for wildfire in the Leavenworth Community Wildfire Protection Plan endorsed by Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition, Chelan County Fire District 3, Chelan County, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
- Enhance and advance the restoration of fire adapted landscapes through partnership-based vegetative fuels reduction treatments. This means brush and small tree removal, and ‘limbing up’ larger trees. Forest health is our primary goal.
- Low cost for landowners. By identifying what your property needs and organizing landowners into groups, we can streamline this work, making going through the restoration process more affordable, easier to navigate, and complete work at an accelerated pace.
- Make the tools, funding, and process accessible for all. Owning a forest can be compared to owning a giant garden. As many of us know, if a garden is not thinned and weeded, it will grow out of control and produce little. While most small forest landowners don’t own forests for the production of timber, here in our dry forest habitat we have a need to do the job fire used to do on the landscape- as one local contractor says, ‘thin it or watch it burn.’