The Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition (CWSC)
The Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition is dedicated to reducing wildfire risk and improving forest health in the Chumstick Watershed. The coalition is over 40 people strong and has been very, very busy:
- The first annual community Field Day, held on October 10th, was a huge success! Over 130 attendees, vendors and volunteers made on-site demonstrations, products and information sharing possible.
- The Coalition has been successful in obtaining funds from the Community Foundation, the National Forest Foundation, the Icicle Fund, Mountaineers Foundation, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Grant dollars support outreach events, treated acres in the watershed, Field Days, educational materials, Coalition coordination and new forest monitoring baselines.
Visit their website and join the crew! The Coalition meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in Leavenworth.
Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway
If you live here, chances are you drive along a nationally-designated Scenic Byway everyday. The OTSB committee is working to promote the Byway – which runs along highway 97 from Pateros to the Canadian border - for tourism and community development opportunities. The team has developed a logo, informational brochures and travel maps. A website, way finding markers and two gateway signs are in development. Stay tuned and safe travels!
To Give a Presentation
An overall, annual plan-of-work that is aggressive but also realistic to ensure balance between goals and available resources.
An Area Plan that is implemented by our annual plan. It is a long range, 5-year plan that will evolve as issues and needs change. The goal is to develop the leadership ability and community capacity necessary to work together on a variety of natural resource and community issues.