Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition


Since 2009, the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition has been integral to the fire adaptation process in the greater Leavenworth, Washington area. Fiscally sponsored by the Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council, the Coalition has a history full of spearheading new ideas, facilitating and collaborating, and implementing fire adaptation and forest restoration projects. Over the years strong partnerships have been fostered with residents, non-profits, contractors, and other collaborative organizations, plus local, state, and federal partners- but always with an essential connection to our grassroots and to our sense of place.

The Coalition seeks to:

  1. Accelerate the pace and scale of treatments, with a special emphasis on working with residents and landowners in the Chelan County Fire District 3 service area.
  2. Provide education and community engagement opportunities for residents to access information and resources to protect their homes and values at high risk from wildfire. 
  3. Promote rural economic development and use of restoration by-products.