Healthy Forests Need Room to Breathe

When Eastern Washington forests are too dense, they are at much greater risk for insect infestation, disease and drought. Portions of Eastern Washington have been identified as priority areas for improving forest health, and we are working with landowners to address critical issues on their forestland. Our experienced team is well-equipped to serve acreage of all sizes, and offers a full range of forestry services, many of which are eligible for cost-share reimbursement by the Eastern Washington Forest Landowner Cost-Share Program.


Who's eligible for this cost-share funding?

Eligibility is determined by specific geographic boundaries. Within those boundaries, non-federal landowners of forestland in Eastern Washington who own a total of no more than 5,000 forested acres within the state of Washington are eligible to apply.

How does the program work?

Advance written approval is required before any work begins.

The program can reimburse approved applicants for 50% of their cost, not to exceed a maximum threshold per acre. Eligible practices include:

  • Forest stewardship plans
  • Flammable brush control
  • Non-commercial thinning
  • Pruning
  • Forest debris disposal
  • Creation of defensible space around structures

How do I get more information?

Contact Adam Swedberg to determine whether your land falls within qualifying boundaries, and to discuss next steps for your property.

If the Eastern Washington Forest Landowner Cost-Share program isn't right for you, there may be other options for receiving assistance with management of your forestland. Give us a call today.

Eastern Washington Forest Landowner Cost-Share Forms

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