Fire Wise/Fire Recovery Program
The Fire Recovery Program was created by the Legislature and is administered by Washington State Conservation Commission to assist landowners and cooperators recover losses to natural resources and agriculture that occur during wildfires.
Cost-Share assistance projects to landowners that may be funded under the Fire Recovery Program:
- Irrigation Delivery System Repair
- Livestock Fence Replacement
- Planting/Erosion Control
- Slope Stabilization
Conservation Districts will work with local landowners to identify fire related losses and recommend one or more projects for recovery. Proposed practices are submitted to the Conservation Commission for cost-share approval. Once approved, the Conservation District will work with landowners to implement the practices.
The Firewise Program is available to those landowners wishing to implement recommendations from a fire risk assessment. Eligible activities include:
- Reduce fuels by tree thinning, pruning, and chipping
- Conduct homeowner/landowner fire risk assessment & implementation
- Install signs to mark evacuation routes and help responders find homes.
- Outreach & education to new and existing “Firewise Communities”