Community Wildfire Protection
   

The wildland urban interface (WUI) is the area where homes are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. These areas have become more popular for homeowners for their privacy, natural beauty, recreational opportunities and affordable living. Developers and communities are accommodating this desire by building neighborhoods inside these areas. As a result, rural fire districts are more often having to fight fire and protect homes and property within these wildland urban interface areas. 
 
To help address this situation, DNR has a Washington 2010 Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy and works collaboratively to help implement the National Fire Plan through Community Wildfire Protection Plans and Community Assistance Grants. DNR's Fire Prevention and Fuel Management Mapping System also provides data for community wildfire protection, wildland urban interface, and Fire Communities planning purposes.

2016 Community Assistance Grants

DNR is looking to collaborate with communities within high wildfire risk and priority areas. This program provides grants and technical assistance to reduce fuels and better prepare communities at risk from catastrophic wildland fires. View an overview of the process and the application.
 
 

Community Wildfire Protection Planning

To defend themselves against wildfire, it is important that wildland urban interface neighborhoods and communities do their part by developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). A CWPP is a comprehensive plan developed by local citizens and state and federal agencies. These protection plans are based on the needs of the people in the community and can address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, structure protection or all of the above. Congratulations to the below communities who have completed this important step. 

Completed Plans

 
ASOTIN
Asotin Master Plan (11500KB PDF)
Asotin Appendix  (8200KB PDF)
 
BENTON
Benton Master Plan (387KB PDF)
 
CHELAN
Entiat Valley (2900KB PDF)
Lake Wenatchee Plain (4000KB PDF)
Leavenworth (4400KB PDF)
Manson  (31100KB PDF)
Monitor_Cashmere_Dryden_Peshastin  (3900KB PDF)
Peshastin (1200KB PDF)
South Shore  (3100KB PDF)
Squilchuck (3200KB PDF)
Stehekin Valley (2100KB PDF)
Union (9900KB PDF)
 
CLALLAM
Clallam (5059KB PDF)
 
COLUMBIA
Columbia (11500KB PDF)
Columbia Appendix (8200KB PDF)
 
DOUGLAS
Douglas (5367KB PDF)
 
FERRY
Ferry (10700KB PDF)
Ferry Appendices (6000KB PDF)
 
FRANKLIN
Franklin (5411KB PDF)
Franklin Appendix (6525KB PDF)
 
GARFIELD
Garfield (11300KB PDF)
Garfield Appendix (7900KB PDF)
 
GRANT
Grant County (15,227KB PDF)
 
KING
Foothills(3088KB PDF)
Lake Alice (1973KB PDF)
Northeast Hobart (1177KB PDF)
Tolt (267KB PDF)
Tolt Letter (11KB PDF)
 
KITTITAS
Kittitas (19638KB PDF)
Swauk (21700KB PDF)
Swauk Approval (688KB PDF)
 
KITSAP
Bainbridge Island (4951 KB PDF)
 
KLICKITAT
Glenwood (2500KB PDF)
Klickitat/Skamania (300KB PDF)
Ponderosa Park (3757KB PDF)
Ponderosa Park Appendix (5181KB PDF)
Trout Lake (11300KB PDF)
White Salmon & Bingen (170KB PDF)
 
LINCOLN
Lincoln (6860KB PDF)
Lincoln Appendix (4309KB PDF)
 
MASON
Lake Cushman (1300KB PDF)
Mason County (11590KB PDF)
 
OKANOGAN
Edelweiss (3000KB PDF)
Havillah (28500KB PDF)
Methow (3600KB PDF)
Okanogan County 2013 Update (3457KB PDF)
Okanogan County 2013 Update Appendix (4848KB PDF)
Pine Forest (3300KB PDF)
 
PEND OREILLE
Pend Oreille County (5825KB PDF)
 
PIERCE
Greenwater (4400KB PDF)
 
SAN JUAN
San Juan (4610KB PDF)
 
SKAGIT
Skagit (23554KB PDF)
 
SKAMANIA
Beacon Rock (2290KB PDF)
Greater Stevenson (2670KB PDF)
Greater Wind River (5900KB PDF)
Klickitat/Skamania (300KB PDF)
Little White Salmon Drainage (6760KB PDF)
Swift (8500KB PDF)
Underwood (3800KB PDF)
West End (4800KB PDF)
 
SPOKANE
Spokane (6780KB PDF)
Mullen Hill Terrace (4500KB PDF)
Denison Chattaroy (16300KB PDF)
 
STEVENS
Stevens Master Plan (16700KB PDF)
Stevens County (5,509KB PDF)
Stevens County Appendices (8,586KB PDF)
Chewelah (6300KB PDF)
 
WALLA WALLA
 
YAKIMA
Yakima County (5057KB PDF)
Cowychee (4100KB PDF)
Highways 410 & 12 Community (1700KB PDF)